Thursday, March 31, 2011

Prayer Update (Virginia)

Hi Friends,

Thanks for praying for us during our Virginia trip last week. We were gone for 8 days and returned Tuesday night.

As we shared the news that we are moving to Virginia with one of our neighbours here in Hamilton a few weeks ago, she informed us that one of her dear friends is a real estate agent in Vienna, VA, which was right where we were going to be staying and looking for a home. Crazy!

Overall, it was a great trip. We...
*Met with the very helpful real estate agent and looked at a few houses
*Met some extended family for the first time and spent time at their church
*Had a great time with their pastor sharing the vision of what the Lord is showing us
*Enjoyed some great family time sightseeing in D.C., lots of meals together and some great laughs

Here is how you can continue to pray for us:
1. For those of you who enjoy Old Testament stories, we feel like Abraham, in a sense. The Lord is inviting us to go to a new place, but we are still waiting on some specifics. There is no job offer for us. We may be starting our own organization focusing on several areas…
*Itinerant speaking on Kingdom awakening and revival both in North America and internationally
*Consulting and casting vision for organizations
*Providing a guest house for personal restoration and freedom that Jesus provides *International adoption for us personally

These are just a few things we are dreaming and praying about!

2. For a New Testament connection, we are reminded of Paul’s call to Macedonia in the book of Acts. We feel like Virginia is a neon sign…everywhere we turn Virginia, Virginia, Virginia keeps popping up and when we hear the name, everything in us jumps up and pulls us that direction.

3.For those of you who enjoy praying with a visual picture in mind, we sense that our family is standing in expectation on a beautiful beach looking at the vibrant blue ocean in front of us and a massive growing wave is headed in our direction…we can see it but it is not quite here yet. Basically, we are waiting for its arrival to move us out.

4. Overall, the picture is getting clearer for us, but we are still waiting on some key pieces.

Again…thanks for continuing to partner with us prayerfully and financially!

Bob and Scarlett Royce
Hamilton, Ontario

Giving Info:
Canada: The Sanctuary West, 948A King St West, Hamilton, ON L8S 1K8
US: Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Memo: Toronto Church Plant, 6801 Wesley St., Greenville, TX 75402

More trip pics coming soon!


  1. I missed this!!! You are moving to VA?!!! You'll be (relatively) close to me! :-) 4.5 hours. We are hoping to visit DC sometime. Would be fun to visit with y'all too!

    Praying for God's clear leading and for Him to open doors. Praying for peace and wisdom as you are making decisions.

    A lot of exciting things friend! (Esp that last one!)

    Hugs to you

  2. Yes, Leslie! We're coming your way, relatively speaking, and I would love to see you and your family. It's going to be so amazing to live so close to D.C.! Thanks for your prayers. They are greatly appreciated. We are still waiting on more from the Father, but the tentative time line is for the move to take place in June.