Many of you receive our email updates and know that we will be moving on from Cyprus to Bulgaria this summer. If you don’t have any idea about this or would like to get our email updates, just post a comment and I’ll be sure to send our latest announcement and add you to the list. For a few reasons, I would not like to post the details of our upcoming journey here just yet.
But, this post, is meant to answer some questions we have been asked. There are a few out there who scratch their heads, pull their hair and wonder why in the world we would drag our kids to yet another destination that is not the cozy USA. Our sanity has been questioned. Our parenting skills have been questioned. And, I have been at a loss for how to respond in a kind, graceful way to those questions. And, surely there are some who know us that we haven’t been able to share at length about our faith or motivations. Hopefully this post will help with that too.
I would like to first say that I am blessed to be a citizen of the USA. Being raised there has afforded me great opportunities. Being near family and friends is a great draw on my emotions. But, the reason behind our family pursuing something other than our homeland can, in part, be answered by the following sermon by John Piper.
The Radical Effects of the Resurrection – John Piper
I hope this helps convey what my words lack. I also hope this starts a fruitful discussion venturing toward a peaceful understanding, even if we can’t all agree what my family should or shouldn’t do. If you have questions or concerns, please post a comment and allow us to respond openly and honestly. But first, please listen to the talk by John Piper. I think it will give you a glimpse into how we are trying to live our lives.