Over the past month we were given the opportunity to spend a couple weeks living in the people group that neighbors Kovol, the Pal (or Mesi, depending who you ask). We went in order to spend time with the missionaries and church there, find out what went well, what could have been done differently, as […]
Prayer matters. It is powerful. When we visit churches, families, and individual people to tell them about our ministry, people seem to offer prayer as the easy way out- like the real commitment to this ministry is the financial one, and if they can't manage that then then can "at least" be in prayer. There are days when this feeling sinks into my own heart as well.
I'll keep This one short and sweet, because if you're reading this, you probably received one of these. Thank you. We are constantly loved on by the family, friends, churches, and supporters that God has surrounded us with. You have a holy knack for timely encouragements, and the Lord has used you all in ways you (and probably we) are not even always aware of, and we thank the Lord for all of you.
We've been encouraged a few times to start recording when God answers prayers, and for whatever reason, our multiple attempts have all fizzled out or been lost along the way. It is really regrettable though, as these stories can be so encouraging not only to us (especially when life isn't going as planned), but to others as well. That being said, this post is dedicated to bragging on God! He has been showing Himself so faithful, and though I say those words frequently, there is something in the specifics that make the truth so much more convincing. My hope is that as the days go by, this post will inspire my brain to remember those times in the past when God moved clearly in our lives, as well as remind others of their experiences with God! Let the encouragement abound!
Naturally, people have been asking us how much we need to raise before we head overseas; quite unnaturally however, we don’t know how to answer that question.
Before anyone cries, "sacrilage!!", let me be clear: "B.S." is "Bible Study", and this little notation is appearing over and over in my tiny pocket calendar. God is blessing our time in California way more than we expected (our bad, shoulda known better!). Only a week and a half here has our schedule brimming with meetings with pastors and missions boards, and opportunities to meet tons of people from all different churches!
So, super exciting news, we've started toward a field! Not just any field, but the very beautiful, very needful country of Papua New Guinea. We've been praying about it for a while, and though we're still open should God choose to send us elsewhere, we feel like this door is one that is open for us.
Rhett: Imagine you believe that when your loved ones die they do not leave this earth. Instead they stay here and are involved in the daily lives of you and your family. They will bless and protect you when you show them the proper respect; they are your representatives in the spirit world. However, if […]
During the last few weeks of the semester, I had been thinking about doing a Bible study with some people from home. I was learning all of these things, getting excited about what God was teaching us, and Rhett and I were both looking forward to sharing these things with my friends from high school. My reasoning was, that if I had gone through high school never learning some of these cool truths, then OBVIOUSLY these things would be mysteries to my friends as well.
So, in the back of my mind, I guess I always had this thought that we wouldn't really see God intervening on our behalf until we were on the field and really being forced to rely on Him for everything. I always sort of figured that as long as we were in the States, that God wouldn't be very obvious, and that even if He was, I would miss it. Well, He has indeed shown up in an obvious way, and its so exciting!