The Delp Details

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Smells Yummy!

Kim along with the help from our church's Mission Board put on a Bake Sale last weekend with proceeds going to support our future ministry. It was a huge success!!! We had a ton of donated baked goods that were delicious! And a lot of people had fun in taking part in supporting us by supporting their taste buds. It was a lot of fun and very successful for us. Thanks to everyone who was involved and helped out!!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Certified and Approved!

Congratulations goes out to my wonderful wife as she has successfully passed her Family Nurse Practitioner exam!!! So, she is now a Certified and Approved Family Nurse Practitioner. This is just one more milestone on our long road to getting to the Mission Field. I am very proud of her and all of her hard work. Congratulations Kim!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! This Thanksgiving we are thankful for so many people in our lives that show us so much love and support. Even if you all didn't do that, you would still be the wonderful people that you are. Thank you so much for being you!!!

We have updated our Covenant Church blog and you can view it here:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What's in a NAME?

We have decided not to find out the gender of our baby until the big day. Now, we just have to pick out some boy names and girl names. We have no idea... what do you think??? Tell us some of your favorite names for babies these days and if you already have kids, then tell us some you didn't already use please.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Prayer for Buyer

Hey y'all!

We just wanted to throw out a specific item for prayer. Please pray that we can sell our house in Marion, IN. We have owned it for quite some time and have been trying to sell it for a while. Because the economic slow down, especially in the housing market, we have not had any luck. We just really need to have it sold before we head overseas. They say that finances are the number one cause of missionaries having to come back from being overseas. We already have school debt, so we really don't want to have this debt also. Here's a picture of the house. Thank you so much for your prayer!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Just thought we would announce to the blog world that our first baby is on the way! YEAH! We are currently about 12 weeks (TODAY) and are due around March 4 or 5! Here is the first picture of baby Delp!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Video of the Commissioning Service

Thursday Evening Annual Meeting Worship Service from Covenant Communications on Vimeo.

Here is the video from the Thursday night annual meeting service in Portland, our commissioning service.


For a lot of years now, I have watched commissioning services of missionaries and they were always so emotional for me. I believe the reason why is because I knew that ONE DAY, I would be there being commissioned. Well, the day finally arrived in late June at the annual meeting of our denomination, The Evangelical Covenant Church. It was a very powerful time for Joel and I as well as our families. My parents as well as my aunt and uncle were able to be there and Joel's parents watched via a live video feed. We were part of the flag processional as well as being up front while they talked about what we will be doing. After that, we went out into the audience and they layed hands on us and prayed for us. It was SUCH a powerful experience, so much so that I can't even try to describe it in words. Many people from our lives at seminary came from all over the audience to lay hands on us and pray. We are SO thankful for this time and for the call God has placed on our lives.
Here are a few pictures from the time. We will post more later. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I (Kim) am finally a grad school graduate! All the hard work has paid off! I still have 300 hours of clinical work and my final presentation at the end of August, but the important thing is NO MORE HOMEWORK and NO MORE TESTS! Praise Jesus! He is good!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Michigan VACA

We recently got to take a skiing/relaxing trip to Charlevoix, MI. We had a great time and relaxed much more than we did ski. I am defintely thankful for vacations. Even though it was fairly cold, we enjoyed sleeping in, some skiing, lots of coffee and hot chocolate, good food, and just a time of relaxing and being together. It was a nice change of pace before I started my LAST school quarter!

We also had a fireplace. I love fireplaces in the winter. SO COZY!

Our hotel in Charlevoix, MI

Our jacuzzi suite room! How relaxing

After dinner at the hotel restuarant

A little coffee shop we went to. (Don't you just LOVE the name!)

The view from Charlevoix

The view out to Lake Michigan

Don't look mom! Doing what our mom's always told us not to (I should know better). Walking out on Lake Michigan ice! Don't worry. The water was only a couple inches deep. It only would have been our shoes that froze!

The view out of our hotel of the 5 inches of snow (5 MINUTES BEFORE WE LEFT!!)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Red Envelope Day

I encourage you all that view this blog to participate in Red Envelope Day. This is a grass roots project giving YOU the opportunity to take a stand against abortion.
What to do:
Send a RED ENVELOPE with the writing you see on the envelope above to the White House and President Obama on March 31st:

The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20500

The goal is to send a message to the President and government in general and take a stand against abortion. Make sure to put a return address on the envelope so it is not pulled and put in the 'JUNK MAIL' PILE at the post office.

Learn more about Red Envelope Day at

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A goal met...

I just have to share this new thing I am thankful for. This week I hit a weight loss goal of 20 pounds through weight watchers! I am SO excited about this. I started July 1st, so for sure it has taken awhile, but it is so amazing for me to reach this goal. I really felt like if I would be treating patient's and giving them ways to be healthy, that I needed to practice what I preach. I still have some weight to lose, but wanted to share this goal with you blogger friends. Before and After pictures will be coming when we get back from vacation!
Blessings to you all!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

More Thanks!

So, as I mentioned in the last post, I am trying to take a suggestion from a friend to weekly and more often to give thanks for things in my life. Second to accepting Jesus in my life, is God giving me a wonderful, amazing man for my husband. To me, Joel is the example of Jesus that we are called to be. He has taught me so many things about life, dreams and love. He has taught me about unconditional love. I am SO thankful to have him as my life partner, my encourager, my leader and my best friend. I thank God for loaning him to me for this life. I can't wait to see what God has in store for us and for our lives!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Give Thanks

I was talking to a very wise lady today who made the suggestion of keeping a journal of the blessings that God has given us. I thought what a better way to do that than through our blog. I am going to TRY and update it every week, not making promises, but I will do my best. So, this first Blessings post is to thank God for my friends. One friend, my best friend, Christa and her husband came tovisit last week. We had a great time. It had been years since we had seen each other, but it was like no time ever really passed. So, this post is honor of the friens God has given me. I am SO thankful to know that there are people in the world who love you unconditionally and who are daily examples of Jesus. Thank you Jesus for my friends for the blessing of them on my life.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Our front view-notice the pups in the window

Our street

I love and miss those winter Indiana skies

A Carter Christmas

Todd continuing to look goofy with mom and dad lookin on

Mom and daughter! Love you!

My brother Todd acting goofy! He's good at that!

Cody (my nephew) and his girlfriend Marlie

Mom and Dad's Tree

The Delp Christmas

The nieces (Brianne, Bailey, Braedyn, Sheena and Reenna) helping me make Peppermint Bark

Reenna and Brianne

Joel and Reenna playing WII boxing

Hireq enjoying some family time