Saturday, August 28, 2010
Here it is, 18 days before we leave for Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, for 3 months! Our excitement is growing as we see God blessing our efforts to serve where He has called us.
Over the last few weeks we have been "stepping down" from our roles as Bible teacher, women's Bible study facilitator, nursery volunteer, ushers and church greeters. It is a bitter sweet time for us. We have loved serving in our home church. We appreciate all the encouragement we have received from our friends and family.
God has truly blessed us with family and friends that believe in us and what we are going to be doing in Kenya. It is very humbling to receive donations from family and friends who want to be a part of God's work. We are also thankful most of all for those who have committed to PRAY for us! Prayer changes things and we NEED your prayers. Not everyone can go, not everyone can give, but EVERYONE can pray. Prayer is our most URGENT need.
Don's niece and her family will live in our home and care for our 2 dogs (Bear & Scout), 2 cats, horses and cows. We will pay all utilities, animal feed and upkeep while away. Wal-Mart has given Don a leave of absence from his pharmacy manager position. He is using his remaining vacation time for 2010 and all of 2011. That will leave seven weeks of unpaid leave. This is a step of faith and we know God will provide as only He can! God is so good, all the time!
Please pray we will follow all the way He leads us!