One month down. Eight months to go. Almost over.
In September we launched our fifth year of the Trailhead Program at Forest Springs. Students have been absorbed in trips, training and classes. This journey we are on together still has the feel of an experience that is just beginning, but If there is one thing I have learned in the first four years, it’s that things move fast from here on out. Everyone has his or her goals for the year, and there is no time to lose because Trailhead will be over before we know it. There are many deep questions to wrestle with, many plans to be made, and many struggles to be shared and processed. Time is of the essence. Please pray that each’s student’s unique needs will be shared, discerned and ministered to this year by God’s grace and with his help.
The big news for Trailhead is a new facility! Forest Springs carried out an extensive remodel of the old house we call “Hillside” and this new space is working nicely for the housing of the Trailhead men and for classroom space, which has been a significant need. Praise God for this exceptional blessing. We never expected or even hoped for something like this.
As always, our class is a diverse collection of young people from around the country. This year we only have two students from Wisconsin! In some ways it is surprising that people come from Nebraska, South Carolina, or Mexico to attend Trailhead, but I have come to trust God’s wisdom in these things. It’s a great honor to be part of His plan for these twelve young people. He loves them greatly and it’s so interesting to begin to piece together what His purpose seems to be for bringing each of them to Forest Springs.
At the Jacobson home, we have been living for months now in a state of constant readiness. We expect our daughter to be born any day Lord willing, and because Mason was so early, we have been in that frame of mind for awhile. The actual due date (Oct 26th) is fast approaching now so it really should be soon. Please pray for God’s good timing in this.
Charlie and Mason are good little men. They are growing fast in body and mind. Charlie is a “Cubbie” this year at church, and is doing a great job learning his verses. Mason is a joy, with an exceptionally developed sense of humor for his age. He gets this from his dad I think because it’s a bit twisted at times.
Laura is ready for our little girl to come. I am glad my daughter will have Laura for a mom. She will be entering the world a blessed little girl.
Thanks you all for your prayers, thoughts, encouragement and support!
Dan, Laura, Charlie & Mason