As for how we are doing now... I would say things are going well, God has been faithful (is that really a surprise? ;) Penny is getting bigger... and cuter! She pretty much sleeps through the night now which is great, but for some reason I still have a hard time getting enough sleep, especially with Ava waking up at about 6:15 every morning. Penny can hold up her head pretty good, and we found that she loves to sit in the jumperoo, it gives her something to do, she likes to be up and moving around a little more than Ava did at this age. Ava is pouring out the words out right now, it is really fun to finally have Ava talking, she has also been going poopoo on the toilet almost every day, she doesn't like to do all her #1's on the potty, but I'm grateful for the poop in the potty right now, we will work on the rest as she desires to go on the potty more.
I have been letting you know what's going on with our church... well there are some new things to be known. We have a new interim Pastor until we get a Pastor of our own, and we are so thankful for him coming to us to help out our church in a time of need. TJ has still been leading worship, and I've been singing with him, which I actually really enjoy :).
Also, our church is still behind us and what we're doing, and are A ok with us going to school this fall. TJ also feels like this is what God has for us right now, and hasn't heard any different from Him, so we're just following God's leading. We are still saving money and are not to our goal yet, I have estimated that we need about $35,000 (for all our needs & school costs), and we are about $11,000 short of what we need for 2 years at the the New Tribes Missionary Training Center . If you are interested in supporting us right now (while we're in school) here is the information:
~Check: Made out to New Tribes Mission
1000 E. First St.
Sanford, FL 32771-1487
with a note saying it is to go to us (TJ and Lily Shropshire - students at MTC)
Until we are NTM missionaries these donations will not be tax deductible.
Thank you for being interested in who we are and what we're doing, and would love for you to be a part of it!
In the beginning of June we will be having a yard sale at a friend's house and people in the church are donating things to be sold there, and this money will go to supporting us while we are at school, we are really thankful for the effort people are putting in, and support from our church. We are also in the process of getting our new website up, and prayer cards made.