TRAVIS FAMILY UPDATES

 

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This is our central hub for sharing what we see God doing as we partner with Healing Care Ministries. It's also the place where we ask you to stand with us in prayer, and tell you the ways you can. Thank you so much for joining with us in this ministry! We can't do it without you!

 

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  • Laura and I just celebrated 10 years of marriage, and we are more in love now than we were 10 years ago! What a blessing!

  • Laura and I both feel excited about the work we are doing with Healing Care Ministries. We are both helping to extend the teaching of this ministry (that has impacted us so much) to others around the globe. (Hear more in the video.) 

  • Healing Care Ministries has been able to buy a property for the Healing Care Center--a home for counseling offices and a location for extended stay retreats and counseling intensives.

  • God has opened the door for us to buy the home we have been renting ... and we are in the process of doing just that! God is truly planting us here for the next chapter of life.  

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  • Pray for our kids as they start school in the uncertain environment created by Covid-19.  (Isaiah is going into first grade and Emily will attend a Montessori preschool a few half days each week.)

  • Pray for continued wisdom for Healing Care Ministries, as we continue to respond to God's call. This continues to be a strategic and transitional time for the ministry and we want to respond always to God's leading. 

  • Believe with us for ongoing finances and support for Josiah's position. 

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JUNE 3

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  • We praise God for the many blessings we have received over this past year!

  • We praise God for each of you and the joy of one year of partnership.

  • We praise God for the work we have seen God do in our small groups and discipleship cohort!

  • We ask for prayer and guidance as we consider the possibility of buying the house we have been renting for this past year. 

  • We ask for God's continued guidance for Healing Care Ministries as we navigate the uncertainty brought on by Covid-19.

  • We ask God to continue providing for our financial needs. 

 

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  • Please pray for Terry Wardle and our team as they train and minister to Army Chaplains, Counselors, and other officers at Fort Bragg, NC. We are grateful for this amazing opportunity!

  • Ask God to move powerfully in our (Laura and my) Healing Care Small Groups as we begin to enter into the most formative and intense period of these groups over the next few weeks.

  • Ask God for continued guidance, clarity, and provision as Healing Care Ministries moves through transition.

  • Ask God to direct Healing Care Ministries to the right property for the Healing Care Center.

  • Ask God to give Laura and I grace to continue responding to what he is doing in and through us. 

Praises:

  • I got to reconnect with a good friend from New York, John (JB) Bonistall recently and he will be leading worship with Laura at our upcoming  Sanctuary Gathering. (These are the worship gatherings Laura and I host monthly which are held on the first Friday of the month at 320 Church Street in Ashland, Ohio. Join us if you're close by!)

  • God has been so good to our family as we transition to Laura working full time and Josiah working part time. 

  • We praise God whenever we think of you!

FEBRUARY 26

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JANUARY 20

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  • Pray for Laura as she learns all she needs to in her new position as Operations Manager of Healing Care Ministries. 

  • Pray for Josiah and the kids as they adjust to Josiah's new role as mostly stay at home dad. 

  • Pray that Josiah and Laura would continue to respond to the Spirit's special leading in each day. 

  • Pray for Josiah and Laura's Healing Care Small groups. Those groups have built trust and are beginning to process deeper wounds and pain together. 

  • Pray for healing Care Ministries in this exciting time of change and expansion. Ask God to pour out his grace and anointing on all staff and support personnel. 

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  • Pray for God's hand to be on Healing Care as our merger continues and will be finalized January 1. Laura are so excited to be part of growth and changes within HCM. 

  • Pray for The Healing Care Center as we continue to work hard to get this new aspect of our ministry off the ground. Take a second to watch a video Josiah got to help create. It shares some of the vision for this new center. www.rewritethestories.org​

  • Pray that Laura and Josiah would continue to respond to the work God is doing in them and through them. 

Praises:

  • We praise God for all of you--for the people God has given us as friends and co-laborers. 

  • We praise God for the amazing care he provided for us! 

  • We praise God for the ways we are seeing him move in our Healing Care Small Groups, the discipleship cohort we lead, the monthly service we lead together, and the events we get to travel to be part of. We have some really special stories of God as work.  

DECEMBER 9

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OCTOBER 10

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  • Pray for both Laura and I as we lead Healing Care Small Groups--16 Week intensive courses. We ask for your prayer covering during these group times. We meet Sunday afternoons from 1:30pm-4:30pm 

  • Pray for me this week as I attend and serve at a Seminar in Colorado Spring Colorado, titled "People of the Presence."

  • Pray for Laura and our kids while I am away, as well as Laura's mom Patti who is with them. 

  • Pray for all of Healing Care as we work hard to make some significant structural changes within the organization. 

  • Pray also for God's leadership and guidance as we move toward launching the Healing Care Center, a counseling center built around Healing Care's wholistic approach to caring for people in need. Here is a video I produced where Terry Wardle introduces the director of this new Healing Center. 

  • PRAISE: We shared our car need some months back. A generous supporter has given us a 2009 Nissan Altima! We are overwhelmed. We are able to able to use the additional money given to us for that car need to put this car on the road and pay for our first six months of insurance. What a gift!!

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  • Pray for us as we continue to grieve the loss of a dear friend, Sarah Bardall. Pray also for Sarah's family and our community of friends who loved her. 

  • Pray for us as both Laura and Josiah begin leading intensive Healing Care Groups beginning the last Sunday in September. Ask for spiritual protection and God to be at work. Pray also that God would lead the right people to each group as they are still being formed

  • Pray for the Rooted Discipleship Cohort we are leading over the next 10 months. 

  • Pray for God to move as Laura leads worship and Josiah records video at the Seeking Seminar September 18-21. 

  • Pray for God to touch lives through the new School of Formational Care that Josiah has been working with Terry Wardle to launch.

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  • We praise God for all of you and for the way God is meeting us in this season!

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JULY 26

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  • Praises... So many! We are loving our work with healing care, our new home, and the joys of summer! 

  • The opportunities to serve Healing Care are plentiful and our unique gifts and talents are being put to use. That is a joy!

  • We have had the opportunity to host many out of town guests in our new home and have more opportunities coming up. We often find these visits rich with opportunity to journey with people who are in our home. 

  • Prayers...That God would direct Healing Care Ministry in the pursuit and purchase of a property to house the soon coming Healing Care Center.

  • That God would continue to direct Josiah and Laura in the use of their time as they become established in their positions. 

  • That God would continue to move powerfully, brining healing into the lives of those Laura and Josiah are ministering too. 

  • That God would continue to provide the final bits of funding that the Travis Family needs. (Update: We said in a previous video that we were fully funded. WE STILL ALMOST ARE. :)  But (this is kind embarrassing) Josiah forgot to factor in the employer portion of our Social Security and unemployment tax which Healing Care needs to pay on our behalf. That means about another 6,000 annually. We are excited to continue sharing the Healing Care story and ours to gather partners. 

 

THE STORY

Last week we experienced a miracle, which has also become a prayer need and a financial need. Isn't it amazing that one event could be all three!? Sometimes life is like that with beauty and challenge all wrapped up in one. 

While driving with the kids last week I heard a clunk in the steering column of the very used vehicle we bought last year to get around town. We were less than a minute from our destination so I continued there and parallel parked the car. As I turned the wheel back to neutral to finish parking I heard a loud clunk and suddenly lost all steering! As it turns out the rack and pinion that connects the steering column to the front assembly sheared off! A catastrophic and dangerous mechanical failure that happened in the safety of a parking space! We see God's hand of protection on us and praise him for it. 

While praising him for protection we were not expecting to need to replace this car this year and did not budget for it. An while we are now fully funded, (PRASE GOD! AND THANK YOU!), we now have this new financial need we were not expecting. We are sharing this story with all of you to let you praise God with us for his protection but also to let you know of our special need. 

We plan to begin looking for a used but more reliable car in the $4,000-5,000 range. We have about $1,500 in savings that we can put toward a new care without depleting all our savings. If you feel led to make a special gift toward this need you can do so in the following ways. 

Via PayPal: 

paypal.me/josiahtravis

Via Personal Check: 

Josiah or Laura Travis

1033 Columbus Circle South

Ashland, OH 44805

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JUNE 10

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  • We had a wonderful time in Colorado last week Celebrating the Marriage of Josiah's brother Nathan to our new sister-in-law Kayla.

  • We just moved into our new home this past week, and while boxes remain everywhere, we are settling in. 

  • We have reached our full financial support goal for the year!!! PRAISE GOD!!! And thank you for partnering with us. 

  • We received an anonymous gift of $595. So fun! Thank you to whoever that came from! 

  • We have had SOO many amazing and rich conversations with people about finding greater wholeness in Christ. We are finding that the work God is doing in us is resonating with others and ministering to them. 

  • Please pray for Laura as she attends and leads worship at a training with Healing Care Ministries this week. The Healing Care Summer Intensive, from June 9-15, is 7 days of hands on training in the Formational Prayer Model of Inner Healing/Counseling. 

  • Please pray for Josiah and the kids as they  spend the week together. Please pray for really special times of bonding. 

  • Please be praying as we continue to transition into our new roles with Healing Care. 

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  • Josiah graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity!

  • God has provided an amazing home for us to rent in Ashland (through a friend in our church)! Pray for us in the transition as we prepare to move. 

  • God is providing financially! We now have 2/3 of our monthly support goal! Continue to pray for God's financial provision.

  • Josiah is serving at the Awakening Seminar in Nashiville, TN, May 21-25. This powerful seminar is focused on positioning people to encounter their true identity in Christ. 

  • We take a family trip to Colorado for the wedding of Nathan (Josiah's brother) and Kayla, May 28-June 3. 

  • Laura leads worship at and attends the Healing Care Summer Intensive, June 9-15. The Summer Intensive is 7 days of hands on training in the Formational Prayer Model of Inner Healing/Counselling. 

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