Sunday, October 22, 2006

Borrmann Commissioning Service

It's hard to believe that our commissioning service has already come and gone. It was a good day spent with family and friends. Since we have a prayer letter coming out soon with an article on the service I thought I'd post pictures here with some different details.

Top Picture - The kids really enjoyed the surprise of receiving gifts in the evening service - We received a Spanish version of O' Love Divine and the Spanish Majesty Hymnal, Brandon got a Wilds Spanish Music CD, guitar book and personalized pencils, Kaitlin a set of piano books, Bethany a scrapbooking kit, Adeline a Suzuki Violin book and tape, Nehemiah a James train (Thomas' friend), Isabel an art kit (she declared it to be candy), and Simeon a shape sorter/hammer toy. In the am service we were given a check for $11,000 that has been accumulating throughout deputation to go towards our outfit and passage. The WMF gave Debbie $200.

Second Picture - Holding the ropes illustration. This was the most memorable time for us. At the end of our deputation presentation, shown in the PM service, we said, "You hold the ropes for us, and we pray you will never let them go." Our hearts were touched as everyone took hold of the rope. We sang and then prayed for our sending church to keep in contact with us, and to remember us in prayer.

Third Picture - The fellowship after the evening service. It was a special blessing for us to have sixteen friends from supporting churches come for the day. We also had Scott's Dad, Step Mom and Brother and Debbie's adopted mom. (clockwise from left) Debbie, Sandy Hagan (hidden by Debbie), Mia and John Vinson, Scott and Simeon.

Final Picture - Probably the most important part of the day. The Bible says in Acts 13:3, "And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away." Our family was brought forward to the platform for the deacons to lay hands on Scott while two of them prayed for our family.

Thank you to Macomb Baptist (our sending church) for praying and giving sacrificially over the past few years. Thank you, Marilyn, for singing a difficult song on such short notice. And thanks also to Joel and Dawn for the duet in the eveing service. Thank you to Frank Newman for taking photos all day, and then going above and beyond to make a scrapbook for us! Thanks also to our videographer for capturing the services on film! Thanks to everyone who brought food for the fellowship on Sunday night, it sure was yummy! Thank you to all our family and friends for spending your Sunday with us! Thank you, God, for the many blessings you have bestowed on us.

It is our prayer that we will bring honor and glory to the name of God as we serve Him in Uruguay. Our praise goes solely to God for all He has done in our lives. What a GREAT God we serve!

Borrmann Commissioning Service Photos

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Borrmann Update October 2, 2006

Adeline had her appointment with the pediatric Pulmonologist and was given a thumb up. The test for cystic fibrosis came back negative, meaning she is clear of that disease. Praise God! The next step is to see an allergy specialist on October 10th, to see if her pneumonia and asthma is directly related to allergic reactions. This appears to be the situation. We would appreciate your continued prayers for wisdom for the doctors in determining what is happening with Adeline and an appropriate course of treatment.

Brandon’s protein levels are back within the normal range. It’s difficult to understand the reason behind the high reading was actually normal; it seems a high reading would be bad no matter the cause. But evidently when it is high after walking around in the morning it is caused by the body excreting the extra protein stored up from the night before, as was the case with Brandon.

Our commissioning service on October 15th edges ever closer. Our intention was to send out personal invitations but we had some problems with our printer locking up. Many have inquired about coming and we wanted to let you know, in case you don’t get the invitation in time that the commissioning will occur in the morning service at 10:45 am. In Sunday school, we plan to show a brief multi-media presentation about our time on deputation. Scott will be preaching in the PM Service. If you are interested in attending, and need housing or have questions, please call us, 704-473-0602 (Scott’s Cell) or 704-473-3950 (Deb’s Cell)

Green Meadow Bible Baptist in Kalamazoo, MI just took us on for support which puts us at 95%. We are praying the Lord would allow us to be at 100% by October 15th, our commissioning day.
Outfit and passage money is steadily coming in and we are now over 53% of our needed amount. It would be difficult to list many gifts, ranging from $100 to $5,000, which we have received towards this need. Not as difficult though as it is to find the right words to express our gratitude for the financial sacrifice of others in a desire to help us arrive in Uruguay. God bless you all for your generosity and heart for world-wide missions.

Thank you to all who emailed to let us know you were praying with us about the house. Sadly, nothing came of the showings so the house still needs to sell. We are waiting to hear back from some companies we contacted that specialize in real estate investment. It sure would be nice if they would buy the house.

Mission's Conference Season

Donning our best attire, smiles, and having prayed that God would enable us to be a blessing we have started our third missions conference season. As you know we hoped we would be in Uruguay by now. But you also know that we are surrendered to God's will and He has blessed us so much already this season.

After coming home from our first conference, for doctors and dentist appointments, we headed back to West Virginia for a conference in Old Kanawha Baptist Church. Neal Cadwell was the keynote preacher. I wish I could tell you more about this meeting but I ended up with an infected dry socket, after my wisdom tooth was pulled, and was in bed for most of it. I can tell you that the people were so sweet and giving. When I did make it back for the last night so many told me how they prayed. Just the people we need in our corner.

We just finished a conference at Faith Baptist of Warren. This is our co-workers sending church. It was thrilling for us to talk with people so familiar with the ministry we are joining. We enjoyed the fellwoship with the other missionaries. And the music was absolutely incredible! And the preaching, by the missionaries, was just as challenging. In short, this has been one of the best meetings the Lord has given us the priviledge of presenting in.