In the air between Texas and Paris I reflect on the last week. It has been a range of emotions from excitement, celebration, joy, sadness, to anticipation. I am so grateful I was able to return home for my little sister Tiffany’s wedding! This was a sweet time with my family as my sister prepared for her big day. She did such a great job planning the wedding and it was an incredibly sweet ceremony followed by lots of fun at the reception. I am so excited for Cody and Tiffany to begin their life together. I see the Lord working in and through them and it’s awesome!
Saying yes to the Lord calling me to serve in Africa, I never would have imagined all that he would do. It is very humbling to hear from many people that because of what they are seeing God do in my life, they are being challenged to step out in different ways. It’s true that God’s call for everyone is not serving in Africa, but it is a call to obedience. With this obedience however comes an indescribable joy like nothing I have ever experienced in my life. To know that you know you are where God wants you is an incredible feeling. Are there costs that come with it? Of course there are. It was really difficult for me to say goodbye today once again to my friends and family. My nephew Cutler will be almost 5 when I see him again and my soon to be born niece will be 8 months before I meet her for the first time. These are some of the costs of obedience, but even so it is worth it to see the Lord continue to show his faithfulness to and through me.
Thank you for your prayers and support as I continue this journey in Africa!
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