Monday, July 6, 2009

Operation: Kenya

Wow wow wow! I MUST have tortured you long enough. I had no idea that my last post would create such mass chaos in my life.

Really, it is a big deal. We've been presented with many many different options in our lives recently and it has been a *tish* overwhelming, to say the least.

Anyways, yes, big news. But still unsure at this time. But, we would love to travel the journey with you, so I feel like I can be transparent, and I feel that the Lord leads in many ways, down many paths, that even if this didn't work out, we'd still be content and Praising the Lord.
So now, we sit. And wait. And have waited to say. . . . that we are prayerfully (and feeling a bit blind) stepping forward, holding Jesus' hand, as we make steps to move to Kenya with our family May 2010.

Last October we left not knowing God was going to use this trip in our lives the way He did. It was more than another "missions trip". It was a trip that rocked our very core. The stories we heard of the traumatized children that live in Uganda today have stayed with me to this day.

We can't go on doing nothing about it.

I will blog much more about how we got here, because it hasn't been an easy trip for us to get to this point. It hasn't been a smooth road, and it still, today, feels a little uneasy. But, to look into the faces of these children, knowing their history, and know ing that their lives would be so much different if Mattaw Children's Village did not come into their lives to share about Jesus and how sweet it is to know Him. To build relationships with these kids that God created in His image-to know Him and make Him known.

It is something that is hard to describe in words. It is something far too precious to ink when you see a fatherless child come and be filled with truth about what Jesus has done for them and that they are, in fact, loved by the greatest King we could ever know.

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does NOT faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28-29.

So, one step at a time. Will you pray for us? We are looking into selling our home. Soon. We are beginning to feel small pangs of grief as we think about selling, downsizing, moving. Finding a home for our dog. Finding a temporary place to live until we move. All details we know God has already taken care of. God cares about the sparrows. He cares about us. How great is our God.

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