House Work!

In a recent blog post, I shared that with the ministry, our family has outgrown our current house.

The first picture is of the boys cleaning off the street near the new house Wednesday. We’ve had some work being done for the sewer, and the street had a nice bit of mud on it.

Then, Joseph and I staked out the house today! Next week, Lord willing, if the frost is out of the ground, the excavation of the basement will be done, and possibly the foundation poured. It’s exciting to see the work making progress!

BTW – thank you to everyone who is praying for Melanie and little baby Maxwell. Melanie is doing well!

Steve

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Baby Update!

Great news. Melanie’s contractions have slowed way down and decreased in intensity so much that she gets to go back home to her bed rest there. God has kept that baby in for at least another day. We continue to be grateful for your prayers and will keep you updated as we have further news.

Trusting in Jesus,
Teri for Nathan and Melanie

Please pray for Melanie and baby

Nathan and Melanie just called to tell us that Melanie had contractions all night. They are headed to the hospital again. Melanie is now 29 weeks.  We know many of you have faithfully prayed for this baby, and we continue to ask you to pray. God is faithful. We trust Him and rest in Him.

Trusting in Jesus,

Teri for Nathan and Melanie

Update

A short update . . . Melanie was released from the hospital and is now home resting. We were very happy driving home from the hospital – all three of us. Everyone was where they were supposed to be – the two adults in the front seats and baby in the womb.

Now we wait and see when the Lord’s timing is for Little One to arrive. We pray that is early April, but have no way of knowing.

Nathan

Update on the Baby and Melanie

First I want to start with thanking people for their prayers, love and support. We are so grateful and undeserving. We have been greatly blessed by the comments left and have recognized a number of the names which is fun.

The contractions have largely dissipated. We are grateful for the Lords gracious intervening. Melanie will be observed through tomorrow and then probably released, assuming no further labor. The more time that goes on the less of the medication is in her system.

We do not know when labor will return. She will be on bed rest to attempt to forestall it as long as possible. Please pray that the baby will have at least 6 more weeks, minimally, to develop. 34 is still preemie but nothing like 28.

Again thank you for your prayers. They were both needed and effective. Wed evening/night was extremely challenging as Melanie’s body bore the brunt of this medication. A few of the comments left indicate some of you know the challenge these meds are. I was stretched way beyond my comfort zone as I sought to comfort my hurting wife. The Lord Jesus was a very real source of comfort both directly and through the passages we just happened to read (did you know how many miracles of healing there are around Matt 8 and 9?).

Nathan

Baby Update

I wanted to thank everyone for their prayer support. Truly this little one is blessed beyond measure to have so many faithfully lifting his/her little life up to the Throne of Mercy. We are thrilled that the contractions have mostly gone away and that Melanie is now resting more comfortably. She will remain hospitalized for another couple of days. Lord willing the contractions will not return ideally for another seven or eight weeks.

Nathan

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