I'm back... Although just for a quick moving update. We have been spending some time in Northern California with family. We got to spend Christmas with family, which the last time we did so was back in 2000—Yep, it was thirteen years ago.
Another thing we haven't done was see the Pacific Ocean. So yesterday we make the trek to the Northern California coast and went to Dillion Beach. We started with stopping off at a bakery in Freestone, CA—the bread was fresh and absolutely amazing. We traveled some backroads to the coast and got to spend several hours walking along the beach, climbing sand dunes, seashell hunting, smelling the salty air, and cherishing every moment. The photo at the top of this blog post is from my son. He captured the flight of the seagull at just the right moment as it flew across the sun.
We don't have an exact date of leaving California and heading to Prineville, OR. We are waiting to see if we can find a place to live there, and once we do, we will pack up the Explorer and head north—we are very impatient and can't wait to be in Prineville and go fully into our new adventure—we can't wait to be a part of what God is already doing in Prineville, OR.
Once we get a casa in Oregon, we will let all of you know—until then please continue to pray for us, the churches in Prineville, and the city...
Ways to Partner With Us…
We’d love it if you partnered with us prayerfully and financially. If you want to know more about our new adventure—please read the full story here: We are moving to Oregon
We always need and appreciate your prayers! But we also have financial needs. Fina and I have to raise a portion of our salary. Our commitment to the church is to raise support for two years (That’s $1800 a month for two years—a total of $43,200).
You can help by...
Send financial contributions to:
Ascent Christian Church P O Box 2117 Prineville, OR 97754 Make checks payable to Ascent Christian Church… Please indicate on the check “Puentes Missions” so we can apply it to the correct account. (Your contribution is a tax deductible donation).
Online giving is available: http://www.ascentcc.com/giving/ (Be sure to check the box - I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund AND select: “Help Pastor Joe Puentes & Family”).