While I Was Gone…

So while I’ve been on a blogging hiatus, Christy and I also bought a house.  Now, lots of people buy houses and lots of people move from an apartment to a new apartment or from a house to another house.  Us?  We decided to buy a duplex right in the middle of renovation.  Not only that, but we bought a duplex real close to the inner city of Cedar Rapids to help fund our lives as missionaries.  Fun huh?


So there’s been a lot of work that needed to be done.  Some our friends and family (Chris and Brandi, Sean, Jamie, Mom and Dad Washburn, Momma and Ian Cruse, Big Daddy K, Kevin and Aroea Knox, Bryan Hamilton, and a bunch of others I’m probably forgetting…) have helped us get the place liveable for us and our tenets. It’s been a little bit of an adventure.  Furnace stuff, water heaters, painting, more hours sanding than I want to count….let’s just say, had it not been for Christy’s constant reassurance, I would have never stuck through with this project.


This is a “before” picture…




This is an “after” picture…



But now we have a home and a rental property currently being rented.  I also, for the first time in my life have my very own little office space.  Most importantly, we now have a place where the house church we’re planting can meet.  A place to meet, a place to eat, and a place for us all to come together and pursue the Lord.  I’m excited to see where the Lord takes us.  More updates to come.


About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

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