“The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.”
Its hard to put a date on when our journey really began. But it is safe to say we took off running, looking toward the future and “working like it was all up to us, praying knowing it was all up to the Lord.” This is a quote from our pastor, Larry Lamberth from our home church in North Carolina. He gave us this advice early on in our support raising phase of our ministry and we really can’t tell you how many times these words encouraged us over this past year.
Our last 5 months have been “changing from one (literal) state and (literal) condition to another.”
God gets all the glory for the stamina and experiences had during this time.
Undergo or cause to undergo a process or period of transition: “we had to transition to a new set of products”.
We had to be ready for the actions of our transition. What would we be asked to do and with how much notice? There have been countless situations while we were in Oregon where opportunities would arise and we expected to be of service or help minister to a situation only to find upon arrival that we were to receive encouragement or be served. We found that even this was a transition of state of mind and of spirit.
God gets all the glory for the each opportunity seized and the outcome of each situation.
“passage” – “change” – “crossing” – “transit”
We have gotten to meet a lot of people in the several months, East Coast, West Coast, Mid-West, and with these people the conversations have all been unique in every way. Different topics of conversation, different atmospheres, and even different faiths and religious beliefs. But one thing that they all had in common was the question we received every time: “Are you from here (where ever it was we may have been at the time)?” And our answer would always have to be, “No, we’re actually in the middle of a pretty long transition right now…” And so would go the story.
We have gone through one “passage” to the next, we have “changed” from each situation and adapted. We are constantly “crossing” from one leg of our journey to another, and we are finally in our last “transit” to start our new and next transition into full-time ministry.
God gets all the glory for every step of the way, for giving us hope when we were discouraged, and giving us energy when we were beyond exhausted!
From North Carolina to Michigan, Michigan to Oregon, Oregon to Mississippi, Mississippi to Michigan.
We are finally going to our new home, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!…and anxious, and excited, and every other emotion you could possibly imagine!:)
Thank you, Lord, for giving us today, for growing us in our maturity and our love for you, for allowing us to learn from our mistakes, and for showing us who You are in every situation, and throughout each new transition you bring out way!