Happy New Year…

Family in Mississippi

Welcome to 2012!!! 2011 was an exciting year for the VanaFam as we have left our former life and are following where God is leading! We have been so blessed by our families, by our home church, by the numerous supporters who believe in what God is doing in and through us. We were able to finish 2011 by spending some time with Jessica’s Dad and his family in Mississippi. We had a wonderful time relaxing, eating all of the wonderful food that the South has to offer (including some fried catfish and cheese grits), hanging out with family, and having a ton of fun! (I even got to go hunting, though I went 0 for 3 and didn’t even see any deer while sitting in my shooting house)

We are back in Michigan and school is in full swing. As we start this new year, we wanted to share some of the things that you can be in prayer for our family!

– Please pray about our decision for where to serve as missionaries. There are plenty of opportunities and needs all around the world and we want to go where God is leading.

– Please pray for Jessica’s pregnancy with baby Jeremiah. (Yes, that is what we plan to name him) We are hoping to have him naturally after having a c-section with Adelina. Please pray as Jessica is exercising, eating healthy, and we are working to make this a great pregnancy/delivery.

– Please continue to pray for school and the relationships that I have formed the other students. Pray that I will continue to work with excellence as well as make the most of every opportunity.

Thank you so very much for keeping up with us, for supporting us, for praying for us, and for believing in us. You are all a part of this adventure and we are blessed to have you walking with us. May you come to know our Savior more and more throughout this year!

Jeremiah Philip

3 thoughts on “Happy New Year…

  1. What exciting things lie ahead for your family in 2012! Those new pictures they can take while the baby is still in the belly is are so fascinating. He looks so beautiful already! We will continue to pray for your requests and the work God has set for your family to do in His name. Happy New Year!

  2. Excited for you guys!! I’m glad you guys have finally left your former life to follow Jesus, lol sorry couldn’t resist 🙂 Hope school goes amazing for you man and that God makes it clear where he wants you guys!! Praying for the arrival of your new lil man too!

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