you know when you put your “yes” on the table for God and you think it’s scary? That’s because it is. It seems as a believer I have been putting my “yes” on the table for a very long time. Even before the phrase was popular. Going on mission trips since right after 5th grade. Hearing what the Lord wanted me to do has not always been easy, but the still small voice that speaks to you is unimaginable. You can’t hide from it. More than nine years ago now we said yes to coming to South Africa to work with J-Life. J-Life is an organization that is about disciple-making. A movement across Africa through Africans. Over the last nine years, we have seen J-Life grow and expand throughout Africa.
More than nine years ago now we said yes to coming to South Africa to work with J-Life. J-Life is an organization that is about disciple-making. A movement across Africa through Africans. Over the last nine years, we have seen J-Life grow and expand throughout Africa. We love J-Life and what it stands for. Many of you know we are moving back to McKinney in December, or if you didn’t know, you know now.
Saying yes to moving back was one of the hardest “yes-es” to say. We love Africa and love what we do here. It still remains hard. We are in this transition period of wrapping up here and moving there and sending luggage with friends that have come this way. Our house is half empty because we are getting rid of things, once again. They are just things that fill a house, but it makes the “yes” hard.
David will still work with J-Life from McKinney and make 4-5 trips over to parts of Africa throughout the year. We will still need your financial support which is also making the “yes” hard. It’s hard asking people to support you financially in a position that is the same but looks different. He spends many many hours on the computer on phone calls with “his guys” each week. He has about 15 guys he speaks to for about 2 hours each month. I, Liz, will go back to working as a pharmacist. Still on the job hunt, so pray about that. Also making the “yes” hard.
wow. Matthew is 3 months away from finishing 12th grade. It has been a tough road. He not only is finishing but saying goodbye to his best friends. Making the “yes” hard. It’s only added to the stress of finishing well. He will come back and be part of the youth group and find a job. He will start the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2018. Making the “yes” hard because he is behind, but I suppose for boys it’s better to be older. At least that is what I am telling myself. Grace is doing brilliantly in homeschool. She is ahead of schedule and we are looking into co-ops for her to start in January. She loves the homeschool system and the freedom it gives. We feel that if we put her in a co-op she will better transition and have a group of friends. She is scheduled to be in the middle of grade 11 by January. She seems to be the easy one at the moment. Floating along, doing dance and spending time with her best friend, Rebekah. Rebekah’s family is moving to New Zealand and that is making the “yes” hard. But we are looking at it as an adventure to go to New Zealand to visit. Just got to save those pennies.
Saying “yes” is hard in so many ways at the moment. I ask God each morning that He would give me enough for the day. Just like the Israelites with the manna. Just enough for the day. Not tomorrow, not next week, but today.