Fifteen years ago I was doing a book study with my men’s small group on “Wild at Heart” by John Eldridge. One of the ice breaking questions was: ” If you had 3 months and unlimited income, what would you do?” My answer came fairly quickly.
I would go around the world with my wife.
I mentioned this to Cynthia when I got home, and she quickly went through her mental calendar and calculated that in our 30th anniversary year, Hannah would be at college and both the boys would be finished with school and (hopefully) living their own lives. As if it were engraved in stone, and while we certainly didn’t have unlimited income, we began saving and praying.
This May marks our 30th anniversary! While planning, we have realized that it is logistically difficult to navigate a linear, around-the-world trip, so we have chosen to break it up into 6 to 7 bucket-list type trips over the next year or so. As you can imagine much excitement and anticipation have been present in our household.
I have heard told from a variety of people that 2016 was kind of a crappy year and they were glad it was over. Well, to be honest, 2017 has already kicked us in the teeth a few times. Two of my siblings are dealing with significant health issues and my other one just lost her husband unexpectedly.
I mentioned to my wife the old mantra, “God never gives us more than we can handle.” She reminded me that this is not actually Biblical. In fact, at times, God might give us more than we can handle so we have to rely on Him and can’t take credit for doing it on our own.
As such we have been relying on Him heavily and are feeling led to plan one of our trips to include Kenya to do a few water purification installations with Fountains of Hope, as well as again bring the message of hope from Revive and Restore Ministries; teaching women who they are in Christ as well as teaching leaders in Kenya how to present this message among themselves.
As always these are big, fun, challenging and stretching trips. They are full of laughter and new relationships, as well as sights and experiences most have never seen or had before. In short, ………
In addition to the great work and relationships we will forge, we are planning to take a couple of days trip to Masai Mara. The wildebeest will be migrating and we will have a chance to go to the place where they cross the river, you know, where the videos of them occasionally getting eaten by a crocodile are filmed. I told you it would be an adventure!
If you are interested in participating in this adventure in any way, (i.e. coming along, joining us in prayer, and/or helping financially, please get ahold of either Cynthia or myself. We look forward to hearing from you! email@example.com 317-506-0777 firstname.lastname@example.org 317-506-8488.
To be clear, we are trying to raise 18,000.00 which is ALL for ministry related expenses, NOT to help fund Cynthia’s and my bucket list. We already have one generous donor who has committed 6000.00 We are praying for some more.
The approximate dates are July 4-16th and the approximate cost is $2,999.00 to join us.
Adventure truly awaits!
Check out our new line, Evocateur. These enameled cuffs are detailed with gold or silver leaf and are designed to look as though they were found at an architectural site. “Each collection blends a love of the ancient and traditional with the modern and contemporary.” We even sent a photo of an antique Zionsville map and they created cuffs JUST FOR US! Come find these pieces that are made just for Midwest Jewelers, along with the rest of the collection, and start your collection of Evocateur.
We love sponsoring local and area teams and this year Midwest Jewelers is proud to support Zionsville Little League team, the Gators! Good luck!
Mother’s Day is a Time of Memories. Let Midwest Jewelers find the right piece, this year and every year, to represent her story. Create your own heirlooms.
Midwest Jewelers is being featured in a fashion blog, Eclectic Kurves! Check out this “body positive” blog and see more of our items featured throughout the Spring!
Diamond Daze comes once a year and it has arrived- April 21st through 29th, 2017. 25% off all semi-mounts and 15% off all finished diamond jewelry (in stock only). IF IT HAS A DIAMOND, IT HAS A DEAL!
We are sponsors for many great sports events in the area, and this year we are the sponsor of a Zionsville Little League team! We will be participating in the Sponsors Village on Friday, April 21 from 4-8pm in Lions Park. Visit us to “gem mine”, find out about our upcoming events, and play in the traveling ‘silver sandbox’… a sampling of our larger assortment of previously loved silver pieces. Events that evening for the entire family.
Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 3rd
10:00am – 8:00pm
Other Special Events
Saturday, November 26th
Christmas Day Parade
Open 10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, December 1st – Saturday, December 2nd
Jill Duran Trunk Show
Open 9:00am – 6:00pm (Friday) and 10:00am – 8:00pm (Saturday)
Thursday, December 8th
Chamber Ladies Night
15% off Silver Inc. Box
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Holiday Hours – Call our store or visit us on Facebook to see our extended holiday hours.
We’re excited to have just opened our new watch room, The Watchatorium! After an extensive build-out in our jewelry store we are proud to offer a unique section of our store dedicated to offering you the best variety of watches and exceptional service. Offering designer watches from BALL, Bering, Hamilton and Tissot watches as well as one of a kind estate watches from all your favorite watch brands. Come stop by our jewelry store in Zionsville to see for yourself! In honor of this new addition we are having a event to celebrate the grand opening.
Join Us On April 23 from 10am-5pm For Refreshments & Exciting Watch Offers!