Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Settling in Tbilisi

Hi friends! Today is Independence Day in Georgia- 26 years! Its a big celebration. I hope that we will see the nation continue to progress even in the time we are here.

Well we have been here a month now! Sorry for the delay in an update. We will try to be better now that we are getting more settled. At first we stayed with friends in a village on the outskirts of Tbilisi until we moved into our apartment in the city. Its really nice with a good location and we are so thankful for God's provision for it! And now we are waiting for our visa decision. It should take 30 days and will be a big relief to have it! So we have just been busy adjusting and getting settled and now we are looking forward to seeing what is next for us in this stage of our lives. Our focus is looking like worship & intercessory prayer, community building & encouraging believers. I will also continue my (Alicia) childbirth educator & doula training. We will then start language study when we find an instructor. I will try to explain in more depth in our next post as I know this is a lot to digest!

There is a prayer & worship training conference happening in Armenia this week with Mike Bickle & Misty Edwards from International House of Prayer: KC speaking. We heard about it a few days ago and our friends helped us make arrangements so we will leave tomorrow morning and go to Armenia by taxi for a few days and attend! As worship and intercession are big parts of what we view as our primary purposes in life, it will be a joy to be able to glean from some of the great leaders in these fields of faith. Evan will celebrate his birthday there on Friday! We are looking forward to seeing friends there and seeing what God wants to do at the conference! Its a big blessing for this region.

Looking back: March & April was a whirlwind of movement and travel. Our time with friends in Charleston was great, especially the amazing Bluegrass & BBQ event! We were so encouraged and blessed!!! Then we traveled to see family & friends in Columbia, Asheville, Indiana, and attended a revival conference in Chicago with Carol Arnott, Beni Johnson, Heidi Baker and the likes! We celebrated mine & Judah's birthdays, and our 4th wedding anniversary was last week. I'm really so thankful for my family, you friends and God's goodness & faithfulness!

I have already been missing Charleston, but we are really happy to be here. It is good. Thank you each for all your support and prayers! We want to hear from you still so please drop us a note how you're doing and stay in touch! Please keep the prayers coming!!

Much love,
Alicia, Evan & Judah

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bluegrass & BBQ for Missions!

Wow time is flying by! I can't believe we are leaving Charleston in less than 2 weeks! Evan is done working now and is really thankful for the time he had there. We have been busy preparing things for Georgia with appointments, paper work, figuring out visas, packing, and more packing. And of course we want to spend as much time as we can with our friends here. We are really going to miss our community here! But we have great hope that relationships will stay strong and hopefully people will come visit us! If you want to hang out before we leave or would still like to hear more about what we are doing let us know! And if that doesn't work, please join us for this fun event right before we leave...

Bluegrass & BBQ for Missions
Sunday, March 29, Noon-3:00

17 South will be playing for your dancing pleasure and delicious southern BBQ will be served up at Palmetto Brewery, so grab a brew too! Huger St, downtown Charleston. This will be fun for the whole family!

*Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Kids 5 & under eat free. Tickets are being sold after the Sunday service at Holy Cross or contact us for tickets in advance!
*All proceeds go towards our work in Georgia.

We really hope to see you there. Please keep us in your prayers as we pack, plan, and travel over the next month. The plan is to leave the States late April. If you would like to stay more up to date with our monthly newsletter you can click "Connect" above to sign up. If you are interested in giving financially click the "Partner" tab at the top of the page.

Prayer requests:
-Discernment for travel plans & tickets
-Focus & organization as we pack and prepare to leave
-Daily revelation of the love of Christ
-Favor & divine appointments as we transition to Georgia including new relationships, ministry, housing, vehicle, and visas
If you feel led to partner with us more intentionally in prayer please let us know!

The Adams Family

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Isaiah 61 Tshirts For Sale!

UPDATED 2/5/15 & 2/24: 
We are taking orders until Sunday, March 1 and we do need payment by then, either here through PayPal on our donate button, or in person by cash or check. We will place the order Monday and should receive them mid March. 

We are SOO excited to offer these specially designed Tshirts to help support our move to Republic of Georgia! As we prayed we had some ideas and got Isaiah 61:11, "...the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all nations." We sent our ideas to www.fundthenations.com and they quickly came up with this design! They are so talented and highly recommended!

I know its a little hard to tell but you can choose to order Slate (gray) OR Navy (the 2nd picture)! You can order a Tshirt by sending $20 to us on Paypal or in person and include what size and color you need. These are nice SOFT tees so they might cling a little more than a normal tshirt so go a size up if you're unsure. Adult XS-3XL is available and Youth size M-XL is also available as a regular tshirt, not the soft kind and are the same cost. If you are outside of Charleston/need it shipped we suggest an extra $2 to help cover shipping. We are very excited to get these ordered and see you all wearing them as you join in our mission!! Thank you so much!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Go Midwife Weekend Intensive Training

In the beginning of January I was just kind of dreaming and spoke out loud my desire to have some midwifery training to be able to offer to women wherever in the world we are. Well let me assure you, spoken word is powerful! Its how God created everything after all! After that I checked out this Midwife training program I was acquainted with from Kona and found that they can even come to Charleston to do a weekend intensive. It has been neat to see how God quickly opened the doors so I'm excited to see what he does! Totally trusting Him, but I want to invite you to join me!

We need 8 students to hold a Childbirth Educator weekend intensive. We are looking at possibly February 20-22 or March 6-8 depending on people's availability. The course would cover all kinds of topics on mother and infant care and equip you to teach Childbirth classes. The vision of Go Midwife is to train people to take this knowledge and impart it to the nations to change communities and improve the health of mothers and infants. Check out their site and the course description here http://gomidwife.com/certification/ Please share this if you know anyone who might be interested. And if you are interested or have any questions please let me know! You can email me at alicia.adams511@gmail.com

Thank you!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Lord's Goodness

We are so blessed by our amazingly talented friend Jordan Tate. She has designed a print for sale on her Etsy with all proceeds going towards our move to the Republic of Georgia for missions! She also sells other customized stationary and she is a photographer so be sure to check out her work! Her blog is www.tatesatsea.blogspot.com and you can view and purchase the print HERE. Thanks for taking the time to check it out!

Now is the time to prepare for our big move. Please pray with us for the Lord's direction and open doors with ideas for raising support and for ministry there. In the mean time we are just hungry for more of God as we see more and more of Him in our lives. We had a great time in Greenville last weekend building relationship with a church plant there who is so raw and organic, full of broken people, yet so free and full of the Spirit! Evan is doing some encouraging and training with their young worship team and will continue to go and work with them before we leave. I just love being with people and encouraging them with God's love and kindness through me. Its amazing how he shows Himself through us ordinary people when we say yes. And we say yes Jesus, whatever you have for us, we want it all! 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Lessons & Faithfulness in 2014

Wow its been a long time since we updated here! But the blog is making a come back in 2015! I want to start it off with a little recap of 2014 and share our hearts for whats ahead.
We are full of thankfulness for the past year in Mt. Pleasant. God blessed us with wonderful housing where we have been for over a year now! This is the longest we have been settled in our marriage, and the longest I've gone without moving in 10 years! We are so grateful for Tim & Jennifer and their family in opening their home to us. It has been a bigger blessing than we could have imagined! Its a beautiful, quiet neighborhood where we welcomed our sweet Judah at the end of April. He was a gift to us as we returned from Israel. And by God's grace my desire was fulfilled to birth him all naturally in the water. Judah is so cute and sweet; always smiling, laughing, and on the move! He has a strong personality and carries the joy of the Lord! We are so thankful for his life. Evan and I are so thankful for the Lord's faithfulness and continued provision.
The beginning of 2014 we were motivated to step forward and dream with God again. We pursued several ideas in prayer, but Tbilisi, Georgia is the one that continued coming up since before Judah was born. Evan has enjoyed his work in a wood shop and lots of time leading worship and growing in that gift. 2014 was a year of seeing an increase in God bringing physical healing to MANY people through Evan's ministry. It has been such a delight to see God grow that area of faith and reveal His kindness and love through healing. He is just really good and really loves people and that is why He desires wholeness and life. Its why Jesus came! Wow its good and so exciting!
In December Evan and three other guys went on a faith journey for 7 days. They walked by faith, meaning they had no plans, not even knowing where they were going or where they would stay at times. Just listening to God lead them and showing God's love to as many as they could. There are countless incredible testimonies from that week of salvation, healing, and God encountering people with His perfect love! They came back fired up and continue to walk out God's command to shine His love and to bring healing to the sick. God is on the move! The stories kept me encouraged as Judah and I spent that week in Indiana with my mom as she recovered from surgery. It was a great time with family! I also started a business from home that can continue wherever we go! Its all about inspiring healthy living and I would love to share more with you!
We spent Christmas with Evan's parents and rushed back to Charleston the next day so I could stand with our dear friends Chris & Jordan Tate as she labored with their daughter Elsie. Elsie had been given a fatal diagnosis as her sister Ellie had last year, but we had stood in faith asking for life and healing. It was such a blessing and honor to be a part of their special day as we witnessed sweet Elsie's moments of life before going to live with Jesus in eternity. There are no words to express the grief and sorrow of the situation, but we are thankful for the hope and comfort we have in Jesus. You can read more about their story here. Jordan is full of wisdom and their faith is sure to be a blessing and inspiration. You can even be a part of their story by contributing to their adoption fund linked on their blog!
Now we look forward to this new year of TRUST. The doors seem to be wide open for ministry in the Republic of Georgia. Our hearts are really to encourage and equip believers around the world, and start fires wherever we go. Evan's annointed worship carries healing for the nations. We hope to impart what we have been given with believers locally and around the region through teachings, seminars, discipleship, etc. We are preparing to go in April and are in the process of planning and raising support. You may think we are crazy again and wonder why we are going back to Georgia. Well, God began putting it on our hearts clearly last April. It is not just our wild idea, but a vision and desire He placed in us. We tried to pursue several other directions/ministry areas in the States but never getting far or having much peace. As we finally decided to obey and take a step toward Georgia we were full of peace and believe God said April 2015. Now that time is quickly approaching and we walk by faith trusting in the one who has called us to fulfill it.
We invite you to join us in the vision God has given us for His kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven! You, me, us, we are the body of Christ. Will you consider joining us in taking His love, salvation, freedom, and healing to every nation? Please let us know if you would like to be a part of our prayer team, or if you would like to partner financially, or if you want to visit us there we would really love that too! We need the Body. We need your prayers, encouragement, and relationship. We are ever grateful and value you highly in our lives. Stay connected by subscribing to our blog and subscribing to our newsletter under connect!
We hope to see each of you soon and we wish you and your family a very blessed and exciting 2015! Love, The Adams Family

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Outreach Need

Dear friends, our time here has just been flying by! We are leaving for outreach in 4 days!!! We are so excited and totally trusting God to provide for what He has called us to. With that we still have a substantial, urgent need. We still need about $3000 for the next 10 weeks for the 2 of us to lead our team to the nations! This covers all housing, food, travel, etc. We need this by the time we leave on SATURDAY. Would you please pray about partnering with us for this mission? We have made a short video with more information. If you would like to give please click on the Partner tab above or contact us. Thank you so much for your prayers, support, and love! We look forward to hearing from you and reporting back God's faithfulness.