Our lives are full of constant change and transition. Whether its moving, traveling, kids growing, or just the fact that we’re aging, there always seems to be something shifting in our lives. And maybe as missionaries we’ve taken on a little extra of that, but really it’s a part of everyone’s life. No one escapes it, even though they try.
Most of the time Hannah and I love change, but at times it can be really difficult to swallow and even painful to adjust to. And looking forward to the near future, we have some of the biggest changes we’ve ever had to face as a family! It is honestly overwhelming at times.
But thank God we aren’t left alone to drift in a sea of change! He is unchanging and ever faithful and I am so thankful we can cling to Him and the truth that He is always with us and for us. Even though the ‘for us’ isn’t always pleasant. Sometimes being for us means allowing us to go through difficult times so that we can learn patience and endurance. But whether it’s times of comfort or times of stress, I am eternally grateful that our Great Rock has promised to go with us as we follow the path He has lead us down.
For the most part, the move back south has gone very well! But, as always, the unexpected pops up and throws (at least me) for a loop. The day after we arrived I caught some bug and have been pretty sick for almost a week. Thankfully I’m better now, but that’s not how I wanted to start my time in a new place – but it is how God wanted it to start. So I’m faced with the choice to either whine and complain about it and lose out on even more time, or I can believe that God can have purpose in it and move on trusting He’ll use it. I think I’ll pick the second…
Anyway, thank you all for finding and reading our blog! This will be a place where we’ll share more frequent updates than our newsletters and it’ll also be a place where you’ll see us talk about what God is teaching us or doing specifically in our lives.
Please be praying for us! We cannot do this without Him, and we cannot carry out His mission without His Body. Lets continue working together to accomplish what our Rock has called us to do.