We have completed our training at WGM headquarters and are now back home in Goshen. We have started to say our goodbyes, we fly to Kenya now in less than three weeks. We have all the emotions covered. From total elation of being ready to go and serve through God's amazing provision, to deep sorrow of missing family and very dear friends. Please pray for us as we say goodbye to our parents, Harry and Nancy, Bev and Les, our children Nathan, Andrea and Talia, our best friends Carrie and Jamie, our home church the entire NMC family, our family pet Dakota. Material things don't matter, people do. We have counted this great cost of leaving all these and following Christ to Kenya, and we chose to follow Christ, knowing fully that He will provide all that we need to sustain us and those we leave behind. This sacrifice is not possible outside the amazing power of our Lord and Savior. He loved each of us so very much that He gave up absolutely everything to save us and have a relationship with us.
Our schedule is filling up quickly for the last three weeks. We will have our commissioning service at NMC on August the 12th. After that day we will be alone with our families until we get on the plane on August 19th. We started saying our goodbyes yesterday as we were with the Acts 29 small church class. We were invited to their carry-in lunch, and were asked to share about any last minute prayer requests or needs. As I scanned the crowd of around 80 or so, I realized that I new more than half of them as friends that had been to the Baby Centre, or friends that were our ministry partners. They knew of the need for a new camera and blessed us with the go-ahead yesterday to purchase that camera. What a wonderful blessing it is to be able to have this new camera to better communicate back here what is going on in our ministry. God has blessed us abundantly.
We were also able to share some of the safety concerns at the BC. They prayed for the babies, staff, Staci and her family, and for us as we prepare to go. What a wonderful time of fellowship it was.
D & D