The past few days have been very rewarding, but very hectic. Among the many exciting things that have happened since our arrival in Belgium is the news that we are now renters in Zlin. We had originally hoped that we would be able to travel to Zlin at the end of our training time in Brussels to seek for a place to live. Due to the commitments we have made to attend missions conferences in late February, the trip to Zlin was cancelled. This didn't stop the Lord from finding a place for us to live.
During the Christmas holidays, the Andersons (some of our teammates in the Czech Republic) sent us some pictures of an apartment that they thought would be suitable for us. We thought and prayed about it, and we came to the conclusion that we would be very satisfied with the apartment; but we thought there was plenty of time before we needed to commit. The day after we arrived in Brussels, the Andersons wrote us that we had to make a commitment on the apartment immediately since the owner was about to rent it to someone else. With a lump in our throats we agreed that we were ready. The lump came, in large part, from the fact that this commitment makes our move a very concrete thing. We're leasing an apartment in a foreign country; now we really are going to live there.
The apartment is located very close to the city center of Zlin. We will be within a mile of the Church and the language school. We hope to be able to walk as much as possible. The university is several blocks away and there is lots of green space nearby. We think it is in a great location for ministry.
It takes our breath away--all that God has done to bring us to this point. Thank you dear friends for all you have done through your prayers and support to make this happen. May our constant cry together be amazing, amazing, amazing God!