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A Change in Direction

God has led us down a new path very similar to the one we were on but without the need to raise support. Howard has accepted a paid position as a senior software developer at Focus on the Family.

In April, after having to completely stop our support raising effort due to Covid, we started taking a deeper look at our financial support and realized we were losing support. We started praying and asking God if there was something else we needed to be doing or to continue on this path with LightSys. Almost immediately God opened the door at Focus on the Family. After a 4 week, 5 part, interview process, last week Focus on the Family offered Howard a position. 

Howard will still be writing software for the Kingdom just at a different organization. We both still have the opportunity to volunteer at LightSys so we may continue be involved in mobilization and collaboration. God definitely brought us here to Colorado Springs and He did that through LightSys and all our supporters. But His hand is also very evident in this transition to Focus on the Family.

Karen is very engaged in the women’s ministry at Rocky Mountain Calvary and is in the process of becoming a mentor as well as serving in other areas. Howard is enrolled in School of Discipleship at RMC as well as being engaged in men’s ministry, U-turn, and possibly prison ministry in Trinidad Colorado.

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March Update

What a month! I am sure this season will be one we will all never forget. Although we may all be shocked, it is not a surprise to God. We hope that you are all staying safe and we pray for God’s protection over you.

On April 1st, we got to do a video missions update at Calvary Church Colorado (AKA Calvary Aurora) which is our sending church. It went very well and were encouraged. If you have not already seen it we have it posted on our Facebook page; here is a direct link: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=232315531299199.

Howard leading devotions at code-a-thon

March brought us the annual LightSys “Spring Break Code-A-Thon for Missions.” The 3rd and 4th weeks of code-a-thon had to be done online but the ministry did go forward. It was the biggest code-a-thon yet and 11 colleges were represented. Around 80 students spent a week of their spring break working on one of 20 software projects that have a direct impact on furthering the Great Commission. One of those projects was for a ministry founded by a member of our sending church. It was a tool to help small radio stations set up their daily broadcasts. This will reduce the time and expense involved in maintaining the station and will allow more radio stations to be set up even in the remotest areas. This tool also helped this ministry to be able to accelerate its timeline for deploying their technology.

We want to thank all of you for your prayers and financial support; you are directly involved in furthering the gospel through information technology. Continue to keep us in your prayers so that we can raise the final support needed to begin doing this full-time. Please pray as we see how God would have us to proceed in this unprecedented global situation. We trust that God has a plan for all of us so pray for us as we abide in Him and wait on His timing.