I also wanted to give you a heads up about a great program in the Portland Area. Sensory PDX. It is an excellent resource for any family or person that knows someone with Autism. Every month they have a guest speaker who talks about different subjects that pertain to Autism. At the end of the seminar they take time to answer people's personal questions. I have signed up for a few upcoming classes. Here is a link to check out the classes.
Simply click on "online class catalog" then search class name "sensory pdx"
Stay up to date with Sensory PDX by liking them on Facebook. Click Here for their page.
This morning I came across a scripture while reading out of Isaiah:
I am the Lord; that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to carved idols.
Behold, the former things have come to pass,
and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth
I tell you of them.”
Isaiah 42:8-9 ESV
The words just jumped out of the page at me. Our God has a plan. He brings us hope no matter what is going on around us. No matter our current trials or situations. We have hope because we have Him. Even if I don't know what is to come this October, next year, or 5 years from now, I can be relaxed and even joyful because I serve a God who is All-Knowing and carries it in the palm of his hands.
Last but certainly not least, I wanted to update you on the trip to Houston. I have talked with a couple people from Lakewood Church and they recommended I come out in October. On the 19th they are doing some training that they though would be good for me to attend. The Houston Fund is currently at $929. I need a minimum of $1200 to get out there and stay a couple days. A friend of a friend is a travel agent and is working on finding me the best deal possible for round trip plane tickets. But the fact remains, if the funds aren't there then I can't book the trip.
I want to thank everyone who has contributed to this trip thus far. You guys are changing our church for the better. Please, now is the time to give. We are so close to being fully funded and I am so grateful. If you would like to send a donation. Please send it to:
PO Box 1973
Oregon City, OR 97045
Mark "Houston" somewhere on the check or on a note within the envelope.
Thanks for your time!