This morning during my quiet time I was reading Acts 14:24-28. At first glance there isn’t much here but for me it was very powerful and profound. The passage talks about Paul and Barnabas returning to Antioch at the end of their missionary journey. Well, after much praying and fasting Bronwyn and I have surprisingly felt that God is bringing us to the end of our missionary journey. Not immediately, we still have an entire season of camp to lead with an amazing staff and are truly excited about it! However, once we have closed camp, we will be completing this exciting and deeply transformative period of our lives. So, you may be asking, what’s next? Well, honestly we don’t know. Even with its challenges, we have loved living here and developed amazing relationships that will be tough to leave. All we know for now is God is moving telling us our time here is finished and to step out in Faith trusting Him with our very lives. We have been praying through and standing on these three verses.
2 Corinthians 5:7
“for we walk by faith, not by sight”
“Delight yourselves in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart”
“If we live by the spirit, let us also keep in step with the spirit
Now, some people may think it’s crazy that we are sharing this now and not waiting longer since we are still completely reliant on our financial partners. Well, we wanted to share for two reasons. First because we have always had such faithful partners and we would never want to do anything that kept them in the dark about what God is showing us. He has supplied all of our needs so far and I know that He will continue to do so. Second, we really want people to follow us on this faith journey. We want people praying for us, but we also want people to see that the God we serve is faithful and trustworthy. We truly want to live lives that point towards God and allow God to use us for whatever His purposes are. We are excited for what He has next for us, even though we don’t know what it is yet.
So, in the meantime please be praying that we can finish our time here strong and that his purposes for us here will be completed. Also pray that God will in His time show us His perfect path. And finally pray that God will use us as a testimony to believers and non-believers that His grace and power is all we need and that trusting in Him and in His perfect plan for our lives is not only possible but preferable.
It looks as though we will be leaving Kenya in late August and will continue to receive pay through BlueSky through October. We would ask that if possible, please continue your ongoing support through then. Also, if you have always intended to be a donor but never got around to it now would be a great time to join us. We greatly appreciate all your prayers and support; we absolutely could not do this without you. God has moved so many people to help us and for that we will be eternally thankful.