We returned home early the morning of the 13th from NMO. It feels
good weird to be home. We feel like we’re in this odd place, where we don’t quite fit here in Alaska anymore, but we also don’t quite fit anywhere else either. “This World is not my Home”, so I guess that’s to be expected! Hebrews 13:14 comes to mind – “For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.”
We were appointed as ABWE missionaries to West Africa on 12 March, 2018 after a full 10 days of learning, stretching, and interviews. And when I say it was full, I mean it… we went from about 8:30am until 6:30 or 7:00pm most days, sometimes later. Allen and I returned to the hotel exhausted (physically, mentally, emotionally, etc.) every night. We studied God’s word, made great friends, ate delicious food, and really enjoyed being surrounded by like-minded people seeking to serve the one true God.
We continue to seek God’s face as we work out our calling to Togo. We’ve had a couple of challenges come up since returning home and are praying through them. While waiting at the airport to fly home, I read Numbers 22 about Balaam and his donkey. God gave Balaam permission to go with Balak’s servants in vs.2, with the instruction to only do what God commands. But as he went, the Angel of the Lord stood blocking his path three times because, as the Angel says in vs. 32, “I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before Me.” Perhaps Balaam had an underlying motive to curse Israel, but we aren’t really told how his path was reckless, what he did to go recklessly. We just know he went recklessly.
We do not want to stand before the Lord reckless in any way. We want to only say and do what the Lord tells us. Please join us as we prayerfully consider God’s will and His ways. We commit to obeying Him, however He leads, so that we can stand rightly before Him.