Yesterday I got to thinking and I realized that this “thing” we’re planning on doing has never before been done in the history of the world. No one has ever planted a maturing, growing church among our people group. They have among other, related people groups, but not our People. That means that there is no one we can ask who can tell us exactly how to do it. They can tell us what they’ve done and whether that worked or not in their situation. They can give us advice. But ultimately, what we’re setting out to do in the next several years has never been done before.
Sometimes I kind of feel like I’m walking on a path that’s light behind me but very dark in front of me. I’ve never done anything like this before, and those who have done something like this have never done this exact thing. I think that’s where faith comes in – trusting God to lead us even though we don’t know what the next steps look like. It’s like with Abraham, I guess – God told him to leave and go to where God would show him. But God didn’t give him a map or show him every step of the way or how to get there or any of that. Please pray that Jen and I will have faith like Abraham as we embark on this new journey.