While writing our last post, announcing the newest addition to the Fisher family, Jay and I were in the middle of discussing all of the things we were going to need to fundraise for in the coming months, and the figures were getting higher and higher! We had planned on writing a second post to lay out all of these costs, but stress and no time got in the way every weekend. Well, I think God had his hand in us not writing that post!
Instead of writing a "WE NEED MONEY!" Post....
We get to write a "GOD HAS BLESSED OUR SOCKS OFF!!!!!" Post!!!!!!!!!!
So, to show you just how much God has blessed us, let me show you what our costs WERE going to be:
NOW to show you just how much God has blessed us!
BUT THATS NOT ALL!!!! (I totally feel like a gameshow host right now...)
For those of you who remember a few months back when we received a letter from the IRS saying we owed them $1,200 for 2014, well we were able to find an accountant who helped us fix our 2014, 2015 and file our 2016 taxes, and we RECEIVED MONEY BACK!!!! Enough to pay for all our upcoming expenses and to replenish the emergency fund we depleted when Evie had her seizures!
HOW AWESOME IS THAT!?!?!?!?!
With this all being said, we are blown away by how God has provided for us, even when things were stressful and looking hopeless. This provision and everything that goes along with it is ACTUALLY CRAZY. We knew that God would provide somehow (We thought it would be through fundraising, gifts, etc) but apparently God had waaaaay different plans! I've known this news for a week or two now, and I am STILL in shock that everything has been taken care of!
SO! We don't need to fundraise this year. AT ALL.
Our family is growing, and our ministry will be growing soon as well. So we could still use your help! We are always in need of more supporters in prayer, one time gifts and longtime givers. We have been so blessed by all of our supporters and how they are all unwaivering in thier giving (You know who you are!!) and we are so extremely grateful for them. If you you want to be a part of this awesome team (You know you do!) You can find more information HERE.
Still in shock.....
Feeling so blessed.....
Can't wait to see the next surprise God has in store for us!
P.S. Here is an updated picture of our Little one! 13 weeks down, 27 to go!
Hello everyone! A bigger update is coming later, but we just wanted to drop a quick note to give you all some BIG NEWS! Drum roll please..........
We have another Fisher joining our "school" (aka family.) Haha! Get it? I think Jay's puns are rubbing off on me...
Anyway, this little one was a huge surprise (especially since we were trying NOT to get pregnant right now) BUT God's plans are always bigger and better! We are SO EXCITED to add another little one to our family, and thanks to some awesome friends who gave us/transported an ultrasound machine down to Haiti for us, we have already been able to see our little one!
Anyway, this big change doesn't come without some adjustments, which in turn require a lot of prayer! So, quick prayer list for all you prayer warriors:
There are a lot more prayer requests coming, but these are the big ones for now!
Thank you all for your love and support!
Hello all! Its been a bit of time since I have written an update, so I decided to give Jay a break this month.
rewind to 2016
As Jay said before, we were heading to the Dominican Republic for our good friend Sarah's wedding. It was wonderful, and very tiring! The YWAM Haiti crew worked very hard setting up the reception area to make a beautiful scene! We were all to happy to be able to help with such a wonderful occasion. On New Years eve, we didn't do to much, and I was so tired that I went to bed early. The life of a parent, right?
And forward on to 2017
2017 has been busy so far! The whole campus has been bustling around. From meetings, to cleaning the base, to catching up on emails and hosting our very first team of 2017, We are just now catching our breath!
The first weekend in 2017 we invited our three newest staff member and some others over to learn how to make and to experience the amazingness that is fish tacos a la Fisher/Willer. It was such a fun evening and it brought an awesome feeling of unity to those who came to eat, and those who joined us afterwards for movie night (we may have had a blow up lightsaber/pillow fight before the movie as well, it was awesome)
The First Team of the year...... PA Mercy Works
As always, the first team we host every year is a very large group from Pennsylvania, and they ALWAYS go above and beyond to bless our staff and community. I think the best way to get a grasp on all that they did within the span of 7 days is just to list everything:
Anyway, this team left this past Wednesday and we have spent the last few days recovering from the whirlwind of activity.
Coming into this new year, I feel like God is giving us as a family a new perspective on what is really important, and what He is leading us into. 2016 wasn't the easiest year for our family, and I feel like it wasn't easy for a lot of people, BUT why do we need to dwell on the difficulties of the past and how horrible they were, when you can instead look at where those difficult times have brought you and at the person you have become because of them. So, the Fisher family is looking forward. Looking forward to the promises God has given us, and we (Patiently!) anticipate the things he has for us in our future. We will try to not get focused on the little things that stress us out, but instead to broadly look into the big picture!
Hope your 2017 has gone well, and that your will be blessed like crazy in the days to come!
P.S. We are having new prayer cards made! If you would like one, go ahead and shoot us your address!