Core Group, Dec 7th
“And my God shall supply all you need according to his riches and glory by Christ Jesus.” - Phil 4:19
We have really felt so blessed this last week. I am especially thankful for the women who came alongside me to help us prepare for our transition. Kiana, a missionary who has been here a year longer than us, brought us meals the last two days so that we didn’t even have to worry about what to eat. Becca, our neighbor, planned a going-away party for us with friends, and gave us boxes and space to store our things. Amanda allowed our group to use her house for get togethers in the future, and is taking care of our microwave. Lauren and her husband are storing our car. These women have been a blessing for me throughout the entire year as we shared joys and struggles and exercise routines and how God’s word is challenging us. I think that one of the things I will miss the most about being back in the US is that I will no longer be surrounded by these women who have left behind so much to follow their callings of ministry in Africa. It’s hard to find friends who are singularly dedicated to service, and who are going through the same life struggles as me. I praise God that he has used them to show me so much love throughout the year, and especially in these last weeks. I’m leaving feeling filled. And I pray that God will bring us encouragers and partners and people to sharpen us and lift us up even in the short time we are back in America. It will be a new set of challenges, far outside my comfort zone. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intimidated. But praise God who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.