Jay and Debbie Hocking, who are planning to spend at least a year as short-term missionary hosts at the Chateau St. Albain in France, relieving Marlin and Sue Weaver, went “over the top” with an art sale of their jewelry and photographs over the weekend. Displaying and selling their artwork in the lobby of the Grace Brethren International Missions building brought forth the following report from Jay:
Thanks to all of you who came to the art sale this weekend! It went fantabulously. We sold a ton of stuff, and had a ton of people come through.
It was SO encouraging to see so many people who took the time to come by and be a part of what we’re doing. On Sunday morning before we started the art sale we needed $8,000 – by 9pm on Monday it had all come in from a combination of the sale and partnerships with people during those two days.
We bought tickets today and will leave this Saturday. That will put us in Saint Albain on Sunday, which gives us three days with the Weavers before they leave on Wednesday!
Thanks so much for your prayers – we are a little surprised at how quickly things came together here at the end – but I don’t suppose we should be. We knew all along that God would get us over there when he wanted us over there, but we were beginning to think it was going to be a bit latter than July. I suppose it’s a good lesson in faith for us.
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