Monday, October 6, 2008

Update on the House

Greetings [NECC] Nation,

I just wanted to jump on and give you all the update as to where we are with the $42,000.00 we needed to raise for the down payment on the Soysters House. We have just pased the threshold of 33,000.00 We have just about $9000.00 left to raise. We are hoping to meet and exceed that goal. Of course as you know as much as we can put down on the mortgage the less interest and fees we have to pay and the lower the payment will be. So keep praying that God will continue to bless our ministry here in Lyman Maine.

Other than that. Things are going farily well on Camp Cherith Road. We have had a few bouts with sickness, with Jared and Noah, but they both seem to be getting better. We are preparing for our work weekend and scrapbooking retreats that are coming up over the next few weeks.

What our family is most excited about is that we are preparing for a ten day vacation in November where we will be driving to Florida!!! I'm not so excited about the drive, as growing up and in Lynn, most everything was only 5 minutes away. Now certainly the last 6 months in Maine have taught me to be a bit more patient with driving times as everything is at least 20 - 30 minutes away here.

A few weeks ago we had Paul install a woodstove into our fireplace in an effort to conserve energy and heat the house as best we can with wood. Well that's been quite a little adventure for this boy from Burlington Massachusetts. It's been a bit frustrating when it can take me 10 - 15 minutes to get a fire going and my wife can swoop in start a fire in a cold wood stove in 30 seconds flat! I guess I'll learn...

Well that's enough from Camp Cherith Road!

In His Service,