The phrase “Bloom where you are planted” has often been used to encourage us to obey God and serve Him where He puts us. Throughout our lives, we endeavor to do this, in whatever plot of ground the Lord places our family.
We arrived back to the States in May and put our roots down into this Michigan soil. Our family has served and been active wherever the Lord has allowed, from speaking in churches, to being involved in youth group and Word of Life. It has been a wonderful time, and we have all enjoyed this particular plot of dirt. Now it’s time to be transplanted again. As I, Ginger, lie in bed in the mornings, thinking of all that needs to be done during that day, I wonder why it’s so hard. It seems like it should get easier the more times we transplant, but the reality is that it is harder. Are there really only 4..3..2..1 days until we get on that plane again? Why is it hard? Partly because our roots are exposed and damaged from the uprooting. This uprooting always involves saying “good-bye” to friends and family, along with leaving behind the weekly fellowship that we have greatly enjoyed. We are in this transition time, between plots of ground, and our roots are fragile and dangling. Yes, it won’t be long until our roots are once again in another plot of ground, on the other side of the world, ready to share the aroma of Christ. Please pray for us during this fragile time, when our roots are exposed. Thank you.