We are in the final week of our training – linguistics, conflict resolution, culture transition and so much more! What a whirlwind of activity and information – the proverbial “fire hose” – filling our minds and hearts with truth that is preparing us for our lives on the mission field.
Here is a brief update on this faith journey for our family:
- We are registered for one year of French language study in Canada, starting in January 2016.
- We will continue to live in Tacoma, WA until we depart for language school.
- Our fundraising continues! We have reached 90% of our one-time needs, and 60% of our monthly needs. We are right on time and thankful for these next few months to reach our goals.
- With God’s direction and provision, we will be back in N!ger by January 2017!
Have you ever attempted to DO SOMETHING that required years of commitment to accomplish? A college degree? Paying off a debt? Mending a relationship?
I sometimes ponder if all of this effort and dreaming and praying and training and asking for help and believing is ever going to get us there?
It is a marathon! Is it just me? Is persevering just. plain. hard. work? I have to admit I am pretty weary of this phase of preparation for our ministry in N!ger. I just want to get there and start learning and start serving! Go go go!
What is that old saying… “Good things come to those who wait”? Or “Anything worth having is worth fighting for”? (something like that!)
I guess it’s time for me to have my own saying! How about this:
Obedience to God produces peace in my life, no matter how long it takes!
“You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3