Please pray for wisdom, patience, and sacrificial love in navigating our time with new friends and contacts. We are grateful that God is growing our influence and giving us more and more new friends, but we need wisdom and the Spirit's leading in knowing with whom to invest and the healthy amount of disruption to our family routine and well-being. For wedding festivities last week we were able to spend three consecutive days with a large family of nearly 20 (grandfather, multiple adult kids with families of their own, and cousins). It was great on many levels but also revealing of areas we hold tightly. 11:00 PM weddings and 9:00 PM dinner invitations will do that. Please pray that by God's power we live like the one who "came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."