We can’t afford to lose sight of what is important.
There are so many things in world that can distract us from staying on mission. None of us can afford to loose sight of what God is doing and how he wants to use us. For our Turu friends, they don’t have God’s Word in their language. They are still unable to see that God’s Word does have something to offer them. God really does offer His best for all us as we seek align our lives with His word. To that end, we are grateful to live among our friends translating and teaching the word of God.
We are currently in Washington state, preparing to head back overseas in just a few months. But in this time here, we are reconnecting with family, friends, & many of our ministry partners. We are working to get the rest and care we have needed since. In unpacking the challenges of having spent the past 3 years living in the village, we have come back here a bit weary. We are hopeful as we cling to the truths from God’s word:
Ephesians 6:13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm…
There is no mandate to run to the battle. There is no cry to fight. There is simply the call twice, “STAND!” So, we are working to put on the full armor of God and stand.
We are loving corporate worship in church. Our kids are grateful for student ministry programs. We have been able to be a part of a community group. We have been on lots of walks. Been blessed by time with friends and family. If you are the praying type, we could always it. Pray for rest, strength for our weary hearts, and a renewed excitement to reengage our ministry context overseas.