We've been praying for years that God would continually give us more responsibility and God has answered our prayers better than we could have imagined! For the last fifteen We have taught Phonics, reading, writing and English to the Asian population in the Florida Keys. We also taught our students many of the daily life skills required for them to successfully assimilate into our Florda Keys and American society. We also taught some how to drive, helped them attain their US citizenship and the portance of voting.
After fifteen years, Ginny and I have finally run out of new Chinese faces. With God's help we have taught nearly every Chinese person in the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Marathon, how to read, write and speak English. God is amazing!
Still wanting to reach out to the Chinese, we began praying for God's direction. And ever faithful, God has opened our eyes to a new location for serving Him. While on a business trip to Ocala, Florida, Ginny and I discovered a plethora of Chinese restaurants (one in almost every Ocala shopping plaza). There must be hundreds of Chinese in Ocala, who want to learn to read, write and speak English.
Looking forward to a new challenge, we've begun the process of selling our Graphic Arts/Sign business and our house in Key Largo and our house in Costa Rica. We've already put a bid on a beautiful Ocklawaha property. It has a nice 3 bedroom home with a 2 acre pond and plenty of acreage for our Boy Scouts to go camping.
Please pray for a miracle, even though we made a "strong offer" with no contingencies, an animal rescue shelter's bid with many contingencies, was accepted over our's. We believe in miracles!
Please pray that God will clear the way for us to buy this property by opening the doors that have been temporarily shut.