Friday, January 1, 2010

His Timing, Not Ours

Over the past few weeks we've gotten some "good" news and some "bad" news (that's how it appeared to us at first anyway), and we wanted to share that with you all. We'll go good-bad-good.

Just yesterday we found out that we have received a gracious and generous gift to our ministry account that has fulfilled our projected cash need! We are rejoicing that God has provided for that aspect of our financial support. What a great way to start of the new year.

But then, some bad news. While our one-time cash needs are taken care of, our pledged monthly support is currently at just 26%. This is the support that will provide for our ministry and living expenses, and the support that needs to be at 100% before we can leave for Uganda. Because of this reality, a week of training that we anticipated attending in February has been shifted to the last week of July. This also means that our earliest departure date moved from June to August.

But, there's more good news as well. Even though we are not where we were projected to be by this point in our homeland ministry assignment, our boss has cleared us to attend our big training session at Mission Training Institute in Colorado as scheduled (April), which means that training will not be something that delays our departure. This was an encouragement, not only because we had planned around that trip (including our visit to MS in May), but also because it felt to us like a vote of confidence that we are making progress.

We wanted you to know where we stand with raising our support so you can pray for us more effectively. Would you join us in praying for champions who will commit in a monthly way? And to remind you (as we have been reminded) that God's timing isn't always our timing, but His plan is always best. He knows when we need to get to Arua, and He's going to get us there at the right time. We can all rest in the fact that He will make a road for us as long as we trust and follow Him.

1 comment:

Lynda L. Hinkle said...

I enjoyed meeting you and your family at Pitman Methodist this Sunday. We'll follow your blog and our family will keep yours in our prayers!