And I probably will stop saying that whether the notes are long or short. It is unlikely I can keep up daily updates with travel and meetings. We have not been in the US for a week yet, and we have had 10 different kinds of meetings already.
A few of those were with individuals and others with groups, whether churches or committees etc. we can only say that everyone has received us with the utmost kindness and attention. Last night we had a meeting with the mission board at one church—their regular meeting—and they let us share on and on for an hour and a half! And they still had to do business after we left! It brings tears to our eyes to be greeted by so many loving, caring, praying people. We hear over and over, “I’ve been praying for you every day.” And people ask about Priscilla and their family and about Jesse our grandson. How blessed we are!
On the flip side, for me the meetings take quite a toll. Abe thrives on being with people. I love people, but am a bit on the quieter side? So I find I’m on the “tired” side right now. And I also have many concerns to follow up with. We have a division of labor: Abe is doing all of the scheduling and phone calls and organizing the van etc for travel; and I do updates, website work, correspondence and other details that keep arising. Including all the technology and some of it is new to me so is challenging.
We start traveling cross country on Tuesday. Pray for Abe as he continues to work on schedules and contacts. We have more and more requests coming in and he is trying to balance all of that out. And pray that I would get the right info together for the renew Ukraine website. It is still under development (which I’m NOT doing 😊) but I am responsible for it coming together and for feeding information in. We will be meeting many new people along the way and it is my prayer that it will help people to be able to connect.
A prayer. I cry out to the LORD; I plead for the LORD’s mercy. I pour out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles. When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn. Psalm 142:1-3 NLT
That was what I was doing this morning at 4:30 AM, knowing I was unlikely to go back to sleep and feeling the pressures of the day.
Abe keeps saying as he speaks, “We can’t do this alone.” And it isn’t just about the money that we cannot do. It is the whole venture. What assurance knowing you pray, and the Lord provides, and we are able to do. Oh Jesus, how precious You are. Thank You.
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