Saturday, May 15, 2010

Moving Day Pictures

For those who have asked, there are a few pictures of our moving day nearby. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Time Has Come

The time we have longed for has now come and we are overwhelmed by God’s sweet grace to us through you.  We have seen God’s amazing grace shown to us time and time again. As we began this journey, the Lord clearly called Johnny and me - in different ways and at different times.  Now, that call has been confirmed, not only by Mission to the World, but by you.  Time and time again, we have seen God’s gracious confirmation through you, His people, for God has wooed and drawn your hearts to give sacrificially.  Praise be to God our glorious Savior!  Thank you for all the grace you have shown us in this journey.

The sweet lessons of grace we have learned from God’s hand will stand us in good stead as we move to another culture.  Our God remains the same, even though everything else in life changes.  He is steadfast.  As I read this morning, “Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.”

As we prepare to leave our hearts are torn in two.  We leave so many who are dear to our hearts. Experiencing community with so many of you as we sing and praise and wonder at the glorious provision God has made for us in Christ Jesus is a precious and holy time that we will miss. The Lord’s Supper was especially sweet as we rejoiced in the beauty, glory and supreme sacrifice of Christ; that He who knew no sin was made sin for us that might become the righteousness of Christ.

We have been warned of the emotional turmoil we will face in the days and months ahead. So we pray that God will give us His grace and strength to sustain and up hold us.  Only by His enabling will we be content and even thrive as we experience a greater dependence upon Him and a deeper contentment with all the He is for us.

Even though we are torn at leaving you, our hearts long with great expectation at what is set before us.  We pray for revival within the Church in the Czech Republic.  We long to see our friends, and those we are yet to meet, come to see Christ as their all in all.  Oh, that God’s Word would run and be glorified throughout that beautiful, but spiritually dark land.  Please pray with us that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ will break forth and shine as the noon day sun upon hundreds—thousands—even millions of Czechs.

Please give thanks and pray with us:

Johnny passed his licensure exams at Presbytery
We have 1 day to finish all the final packing/sorting before the shipper comes on Friday, 5/14.  As my daughter-in-love said, we need help.

For safety, as we have purchased tickets and will fly out June 1, Lord willing

God will lead in ministry and ministry opportunities

We plan to travel to Arkansas to see Annette’s mom May 17th – 20th.

Thank you so much for your love and prayers.