Monday, February 14, 2011

Along for the Ride

Well, it's been a little (or not so little) while since we've posted anything here on the blog. Not because there hasn't been anything going on, but because there's been so MUCH happening.

Since we last posted we've spent three weeks in Mississippi connecting with our home church, Bellwether Church. It has been amazing to see God provide in every way; from housing, to support, to time with friends old and new. We've seen our support increase from 55% to 75%! Praise Jesus! Because of this we've been able to schedule our training with Mission Training International for March 28th through April 29th.

While we're there in Colorado at MTI we will spend two weeks in PILAT (Program In Language Acquisition Training), where we will learn how to learn a language, and SPLICE (Spiritual, Personal, Lifestyle, Interpersonal, Cultural, Endure/Enjoy), in which we will gain some tools to help in our transition to living in a cross-cultural situation.

We're praying for our support level to reach 100% by the time we leave for MTI at the end of March. This is a big prayer, but we serve a BIG GOD! We've seen Him do big things, over the last few weeks in particular, and we're trusting Him to keep it going.

The Hallahans, Terry & Karen Duncan
(WGM Africa Regional Directors),  and our family.
We spent this past week at WGM headquarters in Marion, IN for "Orientation Camp." This was our last training at HQ, and should be the last time that we're there before we leave for the field. We had a great time learning from the international ministries staff and got excited again by talking with our regional directors for Africa.

We're still waiting to hear about our visas but, trusting that they will come in, if God continues to work as He has then we would be free and clear to leave for Uganda in mid- to late-May. We are overwhelmed by His goodness and the way He has chosen to work and answer prayers over the lat couple of months. Over the last week, we've found ourselves pausing randomly in the midst of doing something and saying, "Jesus is SO good to us."

Would you join us in praying these big prayers and watching to see God work? It doesn't always happen the way we think it should, but He always answers and usually it's even better than what we asked for. It is an amazing privilege to trust God and watching Him work and knowing that we get to be along for the ride.