This past month, we’ve been hard at work remodeling our future home. Unfortunately, the remodeling process is never as simple as you think it’s going to be. During this time, we discovered:
Dry rot in the kitchen and main bathroom
Leaky plumbing throughout the house
A bat in the attic
A random live wire in the attic
And other miscellaneous problems
Thankfully with the help of the other staff members and one of the residents, we’ve slowly been making progress. We think we have all the problems addressed now and are beginning to put things back together. The garage conversion (to living space) has insulation and is in the sheetrock stage. In the main part of the house, we’re working on repairing the floors that had to get opened to repair the dry rot.
And we’re very glad we discovered the problems before we moved everyone in. That would have been much worse.
With the house coming along, we’re tentatively praying that we’d be able to move in sometime in March. But we know that our plans aren’t God’s plans. He has the perfect time already picked out.
For now, we’ll just keep chugging along, taking it one day at a time.
And we’re eagerly awaiting the day when we are settled in, so we can focus more on the other needs here at the Acres. There are many houses that need work before additional residents can move in.
To give you a better idea of what our future house looks like, we recorded a quick walkthrough of the space. If you’re interested in seeing it, you can watch the video here:
Please be warned that it’s a construction zone. And since the kids go up to help and play while we’re working, there are toys throughout. That means it’s a mess right now.
Thank you for your prayers and support!
Bryan & Lisa Tanner & Family
Cutting an access hole for the main bath shower plumbing. We’ll be putting a panel here when everything is done so it’s easier to work on in the future.
The kids were a huge help in the crawlspace while working on the plumbing. Here’s Sydney with her headlamp. She was a great tool fetcher and light shiner.
Tanner Family Update
We greatly enjoyed having our oldest daughter, Jayme, home from college for most of December and a week in January. It was such a blessing to spend time together. Now she’s back at College of the Ozarks, working hard on her second-semester classes.
Owen has lost some weight, so we have a referral in to a nutritionist. His doctor also put in a referral to a local GI specialist. We haven’t used Owen’s g-tube in years, but it’s always good to get it checked out regularly to ensure it’s still correctly placed and ready to be used in an emergency.
The other kids are doing well. Little Ezra is crawling well and beginning to pull up on his knees. It won’t be long, and he’ll be toddling after the other kids, trying to keep up.
Finally, we are so thankful to announce that over half of the needed funds for our house expansion came in already. God is so good! This space will include a small basement area to use as a tornado shelter and expand the living room a bit so we all fit more comfortably when the kids are bigger. We’re trusting that God will provide the remaining funds in His timing.
Missionary Acres Update
Unfortunately, Missionary Acres resident Russ Waala passed away in late December. His wife, Lois, passed just a few months before that. They will be missed, but we are so thankful that we know they’re spending eternity in Heaven with God. If you aren’t certain that’s where you’ll go when you die, please get in touch. We’d love to show you from God’s word how to be saved and know for sure that you will spend eternity in Heaven.
Recently, Missionary Acres gained more residents. Dwayne Currie moved in, along with his son Matthew. Sadly, Dwayne recently lost his dear wife, Jolene.
Please keep these families in your prayers.
$11,000 of the needed $20,000 came in for our house addition project.
Our monthly support increased to 91.4%.
A new family arrived safely to the Acres.
We found the problems in our future home before we moved in, so we could address them.
Progress on the home remodel.
For additional work teams and more staff to come to the Acres. There aren’t enough people here to do all the work that needs to be done.
That our family would grow closer to God and continue to grow spiritually during this time of transition.
For salvation for our children who are not yet saved.
That God would raise our support to 100% so we can get officially cleared for service here at the Acres.
That Owen’s referrals would go through quickly.
For the remaining funds for our home addition.
For the Waala and Currie families after the recent loss of their loved ones.
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We know that not everyone is in a place to give financially. If that is you, but you still want to help, we ask for your prayers. Please pray for us every time the Lord brings us to your mind. We know that your prayers are equally, if not more important, in our success in this ministry. We praise God for your continued support in prayer.
To learn more about our ministry we have uploaded a video presentation to our website: https://tanners2ma.com/virtual-deputation/. We would be honored if you could share this video with others who may be interested in learning more about our ministry.
If you would like to know more about how you can volunteer at Missionary Acres, please send us an email or contact Ken Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org.