Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails. Prov 19:21
Season Finale July 2012
We are so thankful to all of you who have given. Your faithfulness and generosity are overwhelming, and have allowed to receive our paycheck these last three months while we look for a new job. This is a huge provision from the Lord. We are still hoping to receive enough to cover our unreimbursed expenses, approximately $3,000. If you want to help we can still receive donations at SAM through the end of July. (These funds are for travel expenses that we have already paid out of our pocket and need money in our account at SAM to be reimbursed.)
I would love to say that this season of our life will culminate in a tidy heroic ending, where our family rides off into the sunset with a wonderful new job and home waiting for us on the other-side - but that is not our reality. We seem to be living more of a messy-cliffhanger. Starting over has been much more frustrating than we had imagined. We have contacted many people and companies about jobs and housing options. After two and a half months we have still not received one concrete yes or no. Things are very up in the air but we continue to seek the Lord and work hard at uncovering the new life he has in store for us.
This is not how we would have scripted our story, nor the ending to our chapter on the mission field - but I am thankful that the author our story is good and trustworthy. We continue to walk in faith having no clear vision of where God is leading us. We are beginning to understand that faithful obedience and simply following is of greater value to the Lord than clear vision. We urge you to continue to pray for all of us - that the 7 of us will know the Lord more each day and glorify him in all we do - wherever we may be.
We will be sending no further newsletters. Again, we thank you for your love, friendship and support.
Holding on tightly while walking in faith with thankful hearts,
Christian, Amy,Gabe, Emma, Beth, Max, and Gavin