Sorry it’s been a while since you’ve heard from the Beaudin family, I assure you we have not been hibernating! We’ve been boots on the ground for 5 months now, though it feels like a lifetime in some ways. Relationships with our servicemen and women have continued to grow deeper, both Penny and I meet with our vets regularly for discipleship/mentorship, counseling, and prayer. We have been so blessed by our Father in Heaven, He has provided in fabulous ways that are overwhelming, we hope to share some of that with you!
The girls have been doing good. Kelsey continues to get to know girls her age and seems to be making some good relationships. Continue to pray that those relationships grow and blossom. Emily continues to be a great hand around the house, she keeps busy with us renovating and painting. She babysits kids weekly, is involved with PWOC (protestant women of chapel) on Post along with Penny, and participates in leading PWOC and Sunday morning Chapel worship. Emily has made friends with many of our vets and she has connected with one vet’s wife who is close to her age. For all of this we are thankful. Pray that she gets called soon for a job interview at one of our local restaurants!
We’ve had some great opportunities to come alongside our Chaplains and do ministry with them on Post sharing the gospel with our men and women. Here at the HHouse we completed a series on Evangelism and are now studying the book of James. It’s so refreshing to see our vets excited to learn, talking during the week about the studies, participating in discussion, and applying the truth of the Word!
When we are not meeting with our Heroes during the week you can find us at the HHouse painting up a storm! There is much painting still to be done but we have had many friends from Post over to help, we are so thankful for each of you! The house needs insulation in the walls and attic and our doors and windows need replaced. The utility bill last year for February was $950 dollars. Most people I’ve talked to here in Watertown figure our bill should be less than half that for this size house. Many walls have little to nothing for insulation and the attic needs extensive work. There is a work crew coming from Alaska this May so we want to let you know about that in case you would like to come help out. We also want you to know where we are at financially and what is still needed to address these issues on our Lord’s house here at Ft. Drum.
We’ve asked the leadership at Cadence International if they have the means to help and they have pulled together an amazing $20,000 gift! We still have bids coming in for supplies, doors & windows, and services like spray foaming the inside of the exterior walls but I estimate our needs to be around $40,000. We are sitting at $25,000 today. If you can’t come help but would love to make a contribution to keep us and our servicemen toasty warm during the winter months we would be thankful! As I write this, Watertown was the coldest place in the contiguous 48 states today at -38 degrees.
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Pray for our “Joe’s” some of them are coming home from deployment but others are heading down range soon. Pray for safety and pray for their loved ones back here on Post. These families sacrifice so much for this country, we see it all time.
“Do not worry then saying, What will we eat? or What will we drink? or What will we wear for clothing? For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.… Matthew 6:31-33
We want to leave you with some pictures so you can also see what we’ve been up to! Enjoy!
Thank you for taking the time to catch up with us, we hope this helps you pray for us and them!
– The Beaudin’s