Sometimes this life gives you as much as you can take. I’m not sure we’re all that close to that level of stress, but it certainly isn’t dull around here. We definitely are requesting prayer for strength, wisdom, endurance, finances, ministry……….just about everything.
I want to specifically ask you to pray for Sarah. Her grandfather has been unwell. He has recently made a decision that brings up end-of-life issues. While Sarah is supportive of this, it certainly isn’t easy to deal with. It is especially complex as we are so far away. Please pray for wisdom about travel, peace for Sarah and her family (Grandpa included) and for comfort for him.
Lately, we have been experiencing what we are considering late-reaction, culture shock. We are finding ourselves missing our families, our life back in the States, our dog and many other things. Logically, we should be well past these things. And, it’s almost strange the things that bring up longing in our hearts. This was clear when I recently visited Jordan. Almost instantly, I felt a sense of comfort when I realized that they drive on the right side of the road. I realized that I missed even that.
Life for us has become busy, like I’m sure it is for many of you. At SAT-7, I am part of the team preparing for the annual conference in November. We have a very small team and more than enough to do. So, my days at the office are quite full. At home, having a baby, two home-schoolers, bills, cross-continental communication with friends and extended family, a broken motorcycle all seem to make the time at home seem it’s all too much. Most of this is just normal life but somehow it seems a little excessive right now.
I have a friend that says when life is seeming difficult, “well, I must be doing something right.” You see, he knows that the enemy tries to discourage those who are productive for the Lord. I hope, in our case, that the difficult days are the result of good kingdom work. I do feel that the work that I’m doing at SAT-7 is valuable and that SAT-7 is diligently sharing the Gospel to many people who would otherwise not hear. And, our kids seem to be growing closer to the Lord as we raise them. For this, I am grateful.
We are in one of those times of life where it is important to press on. But, please allow us to ask for your support through prayer and encouragement. We’ve gotten here because of your diligence in these things, perhaps we will persevere the same way. The Lord has provided us with you. He tends to know what He is doing.