“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
First let me say, our time of home assignment in the States was wonderful. We got to reconnect with family, many of our friends and a number of our partners. Thank you to everyone who made our time there feel welcoming and refreshing.
Even though we were returning “home,” in some ways it did not feel that way at all. Things had changed. People and relationships had changed. We’ve changed. We are praying that our stretching and growing will not only move us closer to the Lord, but help us do a better job in the ministry here.
Since returning to the school, I’ve been reading Proverbs. My prayer is that we (as a couple, as a family and as a staff here at PQQ) will continue to seek wisdom from the Lord. And not only that. That whatever the Lord has in our futures, that we will trust that He has us on the path that He has for us.
So if that means ministering here for the next 3 years, the next 8 years, or leaving next week; we will trust in Him. If we are healthy or sick; we will trust Him. If we get to see real snow or just Amazon ‘snow;’ we will trust Him. If we have lots of money or no money; we will trust Him. And no matter the path we are on, may we always give glory & honor to Him!
One of the kids (I can’t remember which one.) had really hoped to see snow while we were in the States. Of course that wasn’t an option since we were only there for the summer months. But just last week a tall tree called a Kapock (sp?) tree, started dropping this stuff. It’s white. It’s fluffy. And it’s all over the soccer field. I wish I had a photo when it was in the air. So cool! Anyway, I told the kids this was the Amazon version of snow. 🙂 And I think it does kind of look like it. How amazing is our God!?! He really did make an incredible world! And we are so blessed to get to experience and see two very different parts of it.
Adjustments to a new school year starting- our family, the staff & students
Outreaches- open hearts in the communities where our staff & students are sharing the Gospel