June Update

Hello Friends,

We are down to our last two months before our move and plans continue to unfold. We are so grateful for the prayers and encouragement we receive from so many of you, and want to keep you current on how things are going.
1. We moved! We now live with Corrie’s parents in Perkasie while we finish cleaning out our Lansdale apartment. Benj figured out a way to store our tempurpedic mattress across the top of four shelving units in the basement. All of our possessions are now in one bedroom and one section of the basement. We miss our home, but we look forward to the extra time with Grammy and Poppop. Daniel talks sometimes about things he misses from home and about things he will miss when we move to Lithuania.

Please pray for time and energy as we finish getting rid of stuff. Pray for our children (and their parents!) through many transitions.

2. Visas- after moving, we drove to NJ/NYC for a packed weekend. Benj preached at Preakness Valley United Reformed Church on Sunday night. We spent two nights with Benj’s father. On Monday, we drove to the Lithuanian Consulate in NYC to apply for visas. Praise God that all of the paperwork came together as we were still collecting forms and documents up to the last minute. We also got to visit Benj’s grandfather who lives in the city, and Benj got to attend a hockey game with him.
3. Goodbyes and happy endings- over the last few weeks Corrie has finished teaching piano lessons and enjoyed end-of-the-year recitals. This weekend, Benj finishes his role as worship leader, and also teaching Sunday School at our church. We are grateful for the opportunities we have had for work and ministry.
Please pray for good transitions.
4. Support- we praise God that we have reached 62% of our goal for the first year, and we are trusting God will provide the remainder. We see each gift as an affirmation of our calling, and as a humbling reminder of friends who love us and believe in us.

Please pray that we receive the financial support we need.

Your prayers and encouragement as supporters means so much to us and keeps us going. We thank you again for your part in our journey.

The Giffones

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Wife, mom, music teacher
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