As Suzanne and I are preparing to be here for the winter, we take a look back at the past year that we have been preparing for long term service in Africa. You know, our first trip to Africa was over the 2007 Christmas, not even a year ago. The great thing is, most missionaries wait for a few years to get to the spot that we are at. Now, we are just learning so much from the Lord and many others around us. The past year has taught us to wait on the Lord. He does have many, many plans for our lives, but they are not all going to happen right now. That is probably the hardest thing for us, being able to see the finish line and not being able to run at full pace (for lack of a better term!!).
This time has given us more time to spend with our friends and family. We thought that we would be in California for the holidays but much to our surprise, we got to see all of our loved ones. Even though the Detroit Lions lost on Thanksgiving (and every game before that) we had a great time with all the family and friends. We have gotten to make so many new friends at church and really get to strengthen the relationships that we already had. God has truely blessed the time with our home church. As is in the earlier post, you can check out our church at http://www.calvarychapelannarbor.org/, we have some teachings and pictures there too.
You can also go to http://www.farreachingministries.org/ to see Far Reaching Ministries home page. They have some great pictures of all the work they are doing in Africa and around the world. They really have a heart for the Lord and missions in general.
Once again, we are very blessed to have this calling on our lives and we hope that you can partner with is in prayer or how ever the Lord may lead you.