Well everyone, the time has come! We’ve finally reached our monthly minimum requirement of 85%! Not only that, we’re currently at around 87% of our monthly goal. We’re feeling so encouraged about the way that we’ve seen God provide the minimum cost of what it takes to live and work in Paraguay long term. However, there are a couple of things we would appreciate you praying for.
One of the things we would love for all of you to pray for is that we wouldn’t get “tunnel vision”. What we mean is that we’re so excited about the prospect of moving to Paraguay this summer, but we don’t want to overlook some of the current responsibilities we have right here in our own home country. We want to continue to be faithful to do all of what God has required of us currently, and to ultimately finish well in our ministry partnership phase. What we’re doing now is praying about when the best time to leave would be. Mid July still looks like a great time to us, however, we truly desire to listen to what people are saying, take it into consideration, and pray and ask God to give us wisdom as to when the best time would be. Would you pray for us as to when would be the best time for departure and to make the next step? Would you pray that God would enable us to fully immerse ourselves into the Paraguayan language and culture, and that we’d be able to learn quickly, efficiently, and effectively.
One thing we want to make clear is this, we’re not leaving for Paraguay tomorrow! The very earliest we would leave is in July. So either way you look at it, we’re a few months away from this next phase of ministry. During these last few months we will be working on catching up with our supporters and slowly saying our goodbyes. We are so thankful for the team that God has put behind us and we would like to take the chance to thank as many as we can in person before we leave.
As this Easter season has come upon us and now left, we’re reminded all the more of what Jesus has accomplished for the lowliest of low (that’s you and me), and the need for everyone to hear this message of his death, burial, and resurrection. Not only that, but to respond by placing their faith in Jesus, the Lamb of God, as the only acceptable sin offering. That being said, God has continued to press the tribes of Paraguay on our hearts. We so desperately long to share the Gospel with these extremely spiritual needy individuals. But that day is long in coming. However, this “next step” is right in front of us. And we intend to trust God to work out the details and requirements that need to be met in order for us to get that much closer to sharing the gospel with those who would otherwise never have opportunity to hear the truth. What are you doing to see that these people hear the truth?