Thursday, October 18, 2012


Airline tickets to Lubumbashi...check.

Visa's obtained...check.

French mid-term exam taken...check.

Amazing support...check.

A huge craving for Taco Cabana...double check.

We can't accurately express all the emotions we feel these days. Excitement, eager anticipation, pure peace and joy and at the same time, information overload (in a good way), anxiousness (in a good way) and a readiness to be where our hearts are (with our new ministry assignment). And, in the midst of it all, God has given us many friends and ministry opportunities here. We are so blessed!

We are continually grateful for the support we receive from friends and family, but also from our LINKS churches on the South Texas district and British Isles South district. Thank you for thinking of our family this month through prayer and giving!

Two months ago, Gavin and I came to Quebec knowing a handful of French words. Today, when taking the written portion of our mid-term exam I suddenly became overwhelmed with how much we have learned in such a short amount of time. Don't get me wrong, we have a long way to go, but it's a small miracle, a great leap in our preparation for what's ahead in Congo. God has given us the confidence and reassurance that we can do this. He has paved the way, He has called us and He is giving us the wisdom and patience to learn something new.

I lift up mine eyes to the hills - where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip - he who watches over you will not slumber;
Indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you - the Lord is your shade, at your right hand;
The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life;
The Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121

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