Qualitatively I know the answer. We are and we will keep swimming. There is no question about that because we know who is with us and for us. Humanly speaking, however, the pressure is real.
The real monkey wrench was getting a short notice from our land-lord saying he was putting our home up for sale and we needed to move within sixty days. We started searching for a home to buy in earnest, packing our belongings, moving in with friends as we await closing, in addition to our already full schedules.
Thankfully, this ordeal is soon coming to an end as the Lord has led us to a nice home that we should have been closing on today at this very moment, but, there you go again, we have to push it back because some unexpected complications have come up with the paperwork between the lender and the seller. I am still hoping we get to close before I leave for Rwanda. If not, God is in control.
|My Doctoral Cohort at Bethel University Representing |
just about every continent except Antactica
The mountain of books to read for the summer has significantly reduced but a new one for the fall is rising. There are messages for Rwanda and for South Africa that are in the works. Packing for a three-week mission to two countries to do. And of course I want to spend as much time with my wife, my 2 1/2 year-old son and 10 month-old daughter before I leave. Shall we sink or swim?
|Moving out of our old residence last month|
We will SWIM to the glory of God! I can hardly wait to report in my next blog how God is supplying these needed funds for Rwanda before I leave on Wednesday. We are grateful for the $2000 that has come in through online donations since Monday.
I also can't wait to report how our house buying process successfully comes to a close. Finally, as I prepare to begin writing my final doctoral desertation early next year, I can't wait to celebrate God's help through it all.
In 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 Paul writes: "But we have this treasure in earthern vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing, persecuted but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body."
|Waiting to move into our new residence.|
Or as the writer of Hebrews says, "...Let us run with endurance the race set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy sent before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." (12:1-2). So help us LORD as we shine Your Light to the very ends of the earth! Ruzizi shall be saved!
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KENYA! KENYA! And USA! USA! USA! for the Olympic medals :)