Monday, January 2, 2012
End of the Year (a little late)
Our quarter ended last week. We saw our little students off as they headed to Malaysia and Haiti. Kids are interesting. I have never worked with young kids in that kind of setting. They really do “say the darnedest things.” One kid in particular was a real rascal, but God would totally speak through him. Lisa and I have a name for our son, but have yet to tell anyone. God gave us a boy’s name well before we were pregnant or even thinking about becoming pregnant. One day, in class, Lisa yelled out “ouch” really loud. The little rascal came up to her and said. “Why did you say ouch? Was it because baby ____ kicked you?” We were both taken a back because he said our son’s name. Lisa asked him why he said that particular name. The little rascal thought he was in trouble, so he sheepishly said that he had no idea why he said it. Pretty cool!
With that behind we have a lot to look forward to in the coming year, as well as the coming months. Lisa is literally about to explode she is so big with a baby. The due date is January 25th, but there is no telling when he will come. The campus population will be the biggest it has ever been. There will be 8 DTS’s, including one sailing over from Catalina in February, and 8 upper level schools. There will be over 500 students, which is very exciting, but also very chaotic. It is neat to see so many people coming here to give missions a shot (for at least 6 months anyways).
I will be working with a team that will be co-ordinating all of the schools to make sure that they run smoothly. It is a lot of administrative work, and just a lot of work period, but I am up for the challenge. I will get the chance to learn how schools are run. Maybe one day we will run a school on our own?
Some exciting news is that Lisa and I got a car, and moved off campus all in the matter of a few days. We wanted to move off campus because it is a little hectic with people causing ruckus all of hours of the day (imagine living in the middle of a college campus…it is YOUTH with a Mission after all). A young couple is subletting their apartment to us while they staff an outreach to the US Virgin Islands, and then staff a school in Switzerland. They will be back at the end of June.
We were going to get a car a while ago, but kept feeling God say, “Wait”. We don’t like waiting. Finally, right around the time we moved into the apartment, another young couple decided to head back to Canada/Washington because they are having a baby girl. They didn’t want to sell their car because they will be back in July, so they are renting it out for almost nothing until the end of June. The car is a hulking white 1991 Toyota Landcruiser in mint condition. Ideal for some of the rugged roads here on the island, not so ideal for gas.
I’ts amazing that both leases are up right at the end of June. God amazingly orchestrated this one. The end of June/ early July is right around the time our school goes on outreach. I wonder what God has planned for us around July 1st?
Thank you all for your prayers and support. We greatly appreciate it. We have been blown away by God’s provision month after month. We are just coming out of a tough season of testing, but we are excited and are believing for huge breakthrough.
Happy New Year! May it be full of joy, peace and the Spirit.
Morgan and Lisa and Baby Boy Keach
Please pray for:
Lisa as she is on the home stretch of the pregnancy
For the baby as he prepares to make his entrance….or is it exit?
For dad, that he is ready (God help me!)
For our finances to come in
For grace to co-ordinate 500 students
For us to remain red hot for Jesus