Saturday, April 21, 2012
We are about to embark on yet another major change in our lives, we are finishing our term here in Mexico and then we are coming back "home". Home is a word we use loosely these days as we have lived in four different homes in the past 3 1/2 years. Greg will more than likely be seeking a church that needs a Pastor so please be in prayer for our family. Our term ends in July and we will be working hard to firm up the work we have begun here. The IMB has been so good to our family and we had some amazing experiences sharing the love of Christ with our brothers and sisters in Latin America. We have met the most humble people and have made wonderful long lasting friendships. God was faithful and good.
So even though our legs have been kicked out from under us again.....we WILL stand! Because our God is the Almighty Creator of Heaven and Earth! Three times in the first chapter of Joshua....God says "Be strong and courageous"....three times! So this scripture is something we will have at the forefront of our minds....be strong and courageous because God is in control. God has stretched us and we have grown so much spiritually and emotionally...and sometimes physically! (Seriously....the food is amazing here:)We are choosing to face this new season with excitement!
Please pray for our family as we enter into this new adventure! I am choosing to look at it as an adventure:) But with God as our partner....His plans for us MUST be BIG! "He" is big....... so any plans He has for our family are going to be big and adventurous! Pray for the rest of our time here that we will be purposeful and spend quality time with the people we have grown to love so much. We will be moving in with James (poor guy) until Greg can find a job. So pray for a job! I just know there is a church somewhere (please Lord let it be in Texas!) that will be able to use my precious husband and His love for God's word and for His people. We are in the midst of selling everything that won't fit into our eight suitcases we are bringing home. This makes the little ones very anxious and stressful so please pray for God to pour His peace over them like sweet rain.
I love all of you who have stayed with us these past three years in the mission field. You have been our rock and refuge many times. I probably haven't thanked you enough over the years but I do appreciate you and I always thank God for you.
Be strong and courageous......Be strong and courageous.....Be strong and courageous!!!!!!!!!!!!
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