As Kate mentioned in our last update, the fall was going to be a slow time for us in terms of the projects we are doing. Our days have still been full, but nothing major planned apart from the new baby.
As the title suggests there were a few things that were the highlights of our Fall. The first of which was the National Leaders Conference for YWAM Haiti. Kate and I are a part of that team, because of our intentions to start a new YWAM base in Haiti. The conference was a three-day event packed from morning to night.
We focused this conference on two things:
The National Director felt that our discussion of the future of the organization would be more fruitful if we first understood exactly how each of us approaches leadership. He invited Rick Allegretto to teach on some of the basics of leadership so that we could put to words our thoughts on leadership. Rick has been in YWAM for a number of years and just recently ended his term on the Global Leadership Team of YWAM International.
Our discussion of leadership flowed into our discussion of how we approach the growth of YWAM Haiti. We have a very decentralized system in YWAM International, which allows for rapid growth and freedom. The drawback of course is that accountability can be difficult if locations aren't open and humble. The bulk of our discussion about the structure of YWAM Haiti came from that very point and about how decentralized we would be as a nation.
YWAM has a very unique organizational structure and I know a lot of people don't share my interest in organizational theory, so I won't bore you anymore with this.
We are visiting!!
As of writing this, we are in Pueblo!!
Now the real reason for our visit is because our baby girl was due to be born on November 3. She did come early, but I'm going to make you wait until the end of this post to see her.
We had intentionally made our schedule open because you never know for sure when the baby will be born. Now that she is born though we are more open for planning on things, so if you are interested in Kate and I coming to speak to your small group, church, or to your family let us know! It's free plus we'll bring two adorable kids who can satisfy your baby fix :D.
This Sunday, November 8th, we will be at Majestic Baptist Church in Pueblo West. Majestic has supported us from the very beginning and we are grateful for the support and encouragement that they provide us on a regular basis.
Now, for the moment of truth...
Or the moment you have all been waiting for!!!
Drum roll please.....
We are very proud to present to you......
The only... (Phew! Twins would have been a surprise!)
Evalina (Evie) Ari Fisher!!!!!
She was born on October 30 at 8:23 PM. Weighing in at 7 lbs 10oz and measuring 21 in. (All that rice and beans paid off. She was almost a pound heavier than Isaac was and 1.5 inches longer.)
Isaac really couldn't be more excited to have a sister. He loves to show her off and snuggle with her in the mornings when he wakes up. He also LOVES to hold her, he thinks its the best thing since sliced bread. The first thing he said to her was "That's my seester!"(In true Pueblo fashion)
We are thrilled to have this little addition to the Fisher Missions team, and can't wait to see the things God has planned for her as and individual and all of us together as a family!