Jeff & Bethany Mootz

Intercessory Missionaries at Underground House of Prayer in Sioux Falls, SD

Month: May 2016

White Chicken

So our white chicken, Tulip, has the tendency to get out of the chicken pen 1-5 times each day! So Moravia has gotten the hang of running  out to the backyard, clapping her hands, and telling the white chicken to “Get!” It’s so cute.  She usually tells us whenever the white chicken is out by yelling, “White Ticken! White Ticken!” We usually don’t have the camera ready when she is the one to find the chicken out of it’s pen, but here is what we caught it on video recently.

Baby? and other interesting things

So it’s summer weather out there! And we are loving it, we play outside every day, we swing, play at parks (as long as it has slides!) go to the water falls, and let the chickens entertain us. We also recently just bought a fire pit and have enjoyed a few fires. A few nights ago we invited some of Moravia’s friends over so our friends could go on a date, and had a blast playing with them in the backyard. We have turned the AC on already, but it’s probably because Bethany is pregnant and hot all the time.

We are patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) waiting for Baby Boy Mootz to make his arrival into our family scene. We really would love for him to come any hour or day now! Bethany will be 40 weeks June 2nd, and is huge. (I’m writing this so that makes it ok for me to call myself huge haha)

UHOP has been going well, we love our jobs! It’s so fun to sing and pray to God for our city as an occupation. We have a great team we do it with! Moravia loves UHOP- so far she is true to why we named her Moravia. The group she is named after loved prayer, and she loves going to the prayer room.  We go together every day, and we pray, do our prayer journal, dance with instruments, play with the kitchen set and doll house, and she always have a blast with Grandpa. Last week we hosted our second pastor’s prayer meeting at UHOP and around 12 pastors came to pray together for the city. WOW. We had coffee and bagels after and many stayed to fellowship and get to know one another. We were amazed at how easy it was, and how late many stayed after the prayer meeting; we can see that coming together as pastor’s and ministry leaders will have such a great impact on our city as a whole.  We have a 4 day weekend over Memorial Day, which has been a relaxing time.

Jeff’s oldest sister Jeni and her family came back from Uganda a few days ago (they were they a year) and it has been good to see them and get to hear how their time was. We are blessed to live by his family.

Here are some recent pictures!

Moravia LOVES spaghetti!

Moravia LOVES spaghetti!

Moravia eating on her learning tower

Moravia eating on her learning tower

Bethany- 39 weeks

Bethany- 39 weeks

Jeff and a few guys putting in our new patio door!

Jeff and a few guys putting in our new patio door!

almost in!

almost in!