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.
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.
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!