Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 22, 2009

Hi again everyone. We are pretty much settled in now. We have the internet in our apartment now, so we'll be able to keep you updated more frequently. Scott has been busy doing work around the house. He has trimmed the hedges that were very overgrown and fixed some pipes so that we can have our washer set up. Today he has been working on fixing the steps on the back porch. The nice thing about it is that all the hours he spends on maintaining our apartment and yard can be counted toward the 4 hours a week he needs to work at the seminary. Scott has made friends with the groundskeeper because he keeps asking for tools. His name is Paul Martin. He is the father of Titus Martin, the associate pastor at College Hill RP. Abbey has made friends with the neighbor boy upstairs. His name is Stephen. They like to ride bikes and run around the back yard together. He is very friendly. This morning he sat on the steps and looked at us through our kitchen window waiting for Abbey to come out and play.:) On Sunday we visited Provdence RPC. The pastor there is Rutledge Etheride. A seminary student who was doing his summer internship preached on the beatitudes. They have a fellowship lunch following worship every Sunday. We stayed for that and met a lot of nice people. The church has many children, which is very exciting for Abbey. She partcipated in the Sunday School class for 3-5 year olds. It's very similar to Debbie's class, so Abbey was able to partcipate even though she's not quite 3 yet. Andrea met someone that she might be able to babysit for. Her name is Julie and her son's name is Joshua. He currently goes to day care. Please pray that the Lord would give Andrea this opportunity. Scott got to meet Dr. Dennis Prutow, the seminary professor of homiletics(preaching) on Sunday. CJ Williams, professor of Old Testament studies, is an elder at the church. We have decided to attend Providence RPC as our regular church in Pittsburgh. Pray that many new friendships would grow there. Tonight we are attending a fellowship dinner at the seminary. Please pray that we are welcomed into the seminary community and establish friendships with the people there. As for the city, we really haven't done much sightseeing. We will probably do more of that when we have visitors. Carol and Joan are coming to visit us in 10 days. We look forward to it! We are happy to hear that Dominic Maggio will be joining the membership of the Fulton church. Please let us know how we can continue to pray you.
The Doherty's
Scott, Andrea, and Abigail

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I found you through a link of someone that subscribes to my blog. Anyway, I noticed a shirt that said, I think, Reformed Presbyterian. So are we! And to make it even more "coincidence" we are originally from western Pennsylvania, though we've been gone for 10 years.
    Our family still lives north of Pittsburgh in Butler county.