Life got easier this month! The internet company in our area just finished installing service to our remote neighborhood. We now have internet after 9 months of living without. This is making ministry easier.
How is the house coming?
I get asked this continuously and I am without a good answer. It seems to be taking forever to find supplies and schedule people. It is almost too much for me to do alone; some things are too difficult to do alone. Other tasks are too expensive to accomplish. Then there are my health concerns…
Some of you may have noticed that I stopped traveling overseas, yet Stephanie has continued to travel. There has been a very good reason: my health issues have increased. Now that we have better insurance I have been been seeing many doctors. I had a digestive tract procedure last year that cost us $4,000 out of pocket. Those tests are continuing into this year and will likely total another $6,000 in the next couple months before we have a final diagnoses. A medicine I am taking would cost $2,000 a month without insurance. I am thankful for insurance! I have more appointments to come. There is an excitement in my heart knowing that we will soon have a plan for treatment.
We are hoping to continue to chip away at deferred maintenance issues at the house while we move forward with my treatment. We have now burned as many brush piles as we can and have cut our first walking path through the woods. We discovered a headwater spring on the property. It will be a nice spot to establish a prayer bench.
What’s in a name? The Workshop.
I was praying earnestly about the name for our ministry location and decided on The WORKSHOP. After coming to this my wife was praying and looked into her journal. One year ago to the day we had journaled that the name should be The Workshop. This was at a time we had seriously started searching for a place to minister, and God was forming in us a plan for our future – to bring rest and restoration to our fellow workers in Christ.
We thank God for each one of you, your prayers and your support in our new adventure of bringing ministers into our home. Pray as we finish the guest area of our home. Please pray for resolution healing for my health concerns and finances.
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About Brian & Stephanie Forbes
“We fix broken hearts and parts.”
We come alongside ministries providing practical solutions to everyday problems. This builds a trust between us that enables those in ministry to openly communicate what is in their hearts. We see freedom come as Jesus guides us in healing lives. These times of refreshing are great morale boosters offering the edge needed to effectively minister.