16 years and 15 years…
Last week Carrie and I celebrated 15 years of marriage. I tried all day to write up a proper tribute, and I could only come up with a variation of the wisdom we try to impart to soon-to-be-weds:
It hasn’t been what I expected. It’s been so much better than I ever anticipated, and so much harder than I could have guessed. But it’s been so so worth it.
This year also marks our 16th year on staff with Cru. A big “thank you” to those who helped us get to our biennial conference in Colorado! The time both refreshing and super challenging on many levels. We’re still glad to be part of an organization that is working so hard to tear down barriers to the good news of Jesus for people both globally and in our complex American context.
In less than a month, I’ll be getting on a plane to head to the Congo and then on to Korea to come alongside users of the Jesus Film app and materials to understand how they’re using our film and digital tools to call people to follow Jesus in two very different cultures and situations (both from the US and each other). Time on the ground with users can provide a lot of new insights for the future of our app and tools… better tools mean more people hearing the Gospel.
Pray for safety and a lot of learning from the trip, and for sanity (for Carrie) and obedience (from the kids) at home.
Completing the Basketball Team
Carrie also just crossed the line into what she calls her “15th trimester” of pregnancy. We’re happily anticipating our daughter’s arrival in mid-November. Both ladies are healthy as far as we can tell, and babygirl has been dancing around a lot and making her presence known.
Thank you for your prayers!
Jayson (& Carrie)