We can’t begin to start to say thank you to all of the people who have encouraged us, prayed for us and sacrificially given to this trip. We have been completely humbled and overwhelmed by the ways that the Lord has provided for us over the last two months.
We have been overwhelmingly supported by friends and family and even people who we don’t know. One of the things that the Lord has really put on our hearts is that you are not just supporting us in what God is calling us to do, but partnering with us. You as our supporters are very much a part of what God is doing in Uganda and in us. I wanted to tell you just a few stories of things that the Lord has done to provide for us in this venture.
When we first prayerfully considering this trip, there were only a few people who knew. When we finally decided that we were going to move forward with it one of these dear people came over with a check to help us get started. This check covered a large chunk of our shots and visas.
Another friend invited Brian to lunch. He wanted to talk to Brian a month prior but decided not to. Our friend really felt like he needed to go ahead and tell Brian that he felt like God wanted us to consider missions. A month prior to this lunch, was when we began praying about whether we should go. When we told him our plans, he and his wife said, whatever it takes, we are want to help make this happen.
We have several other friends our age, and in similar life situations with multiple young children…. A.K.A. BROKE! Some of these sweet families have given so sacrificially that I want to cry. I know how many loaves of bread those checks could buy.
And then there have been people that we just met. A few weeks ago, my very supportive mother, wanted to help us finish up our fundraising so we had a yard sale. We met a couple and started sharing about our trip. They returned later in the day and said “Whatever you don’t make today, we will write a check for the difference.” WHAT?!
When we were praying about this trip, one of the major obstacles was the money. How in the world were we going to come up with so much money in so little time? My mind kept going back to a conversation that got this whole thing running when my friend Amy asked me, “Are you telling me God can’t take care of that?”
God did take care of our financial need!
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 2:30
We leave next Monday. I can hardly believe it. This week will be spent balancing time with friends and family, a full work week, packing and the never ending to do list. We ask for prayer for our families and our children as we prepare to say good-bye. Good-byes are never easy. It’s a bittersweet thing to see the time arrive for us to leave. Thank you so much for your support, encouragement and prayer.
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