Monday, November 24, 2014

Surrender - MidSouth Staff Conference

Wow, what a challenging weekend!  We just came back from Black Mountain, NC where over 280 staff and interns gathered who all work in our region (NC, SC, TN, KY and part of WV).  The theme was "Surrender" and we were all challenged to go deeper in our willingness to be used by God.  One highlight was getting to meet and interact with an older staff couple - the McLeans.  It was humbling to sing "Great is Thy Faithfulness" standing next to a couple that literally opened up Cru's international missions in East Asia.

They shared their journey and some of the privileges they have enjoyed in surrendering what they "wanted to do for God." What God lead them to ended up being so much bigger than they ever imagined.  -- very inspiring!

Love, Carra

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Carra is halfway there and most-way better

Since my hemorrhoid surgery almost four weeks ago, I have fluctuated between feeling really miserable to optimistically "great."  I told our church couples group that I was 95% better about two days before I felt pretty uncomfortable again.

But finally I really believe I am mostly pain free!  It has been several days since any pain at all - Praise God!

The surgeon instructed me to avoid lifting anything more than 20 pounds for eight weeks.  Baby Micah is 24 pounds so if he is held by his mom, someone has to put him on my lap.  I'll need to continue that for a few more weeks.  I've been really impressed how the kids have stepped up. It has been a surprising side benefit of some maturity muscles growth in the girls especially.

I am so grateful for all the ways our home school community, our church couples group, neighbors and family have prayed for me, brought meals, carted kids to and fro, and just encouraged me.  Thank you!!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

ManMaker This Weekend

Prayers are requested for the guys that are out camping in the woods, building fires and shooting guns. Beyond the safety and fun there's potential for a great movement of God in the hearts of these young men.

For His Glory!
Pete & Carra