We have finished all of the training that our mission agency, Mission to the World, has for us. All that is left is for us to raise the rest of the financial support needed to get on the field. The next several months are looking to be wild ones. Becky and I have so much to do to prepare for Bogotá. Because we have had so many obstacles over the last year and a half of our journey, we feel behind in the pursuit of the Lord’s call on our lives. However, every so often the Lord lets me know that I need to rest in His sovereignty in all of these things and not put so much pressure basedon what I think is good timing.
We are so excited about what the Lord is doing in Bogotá with the church plants and the Apprenticeship program. Already three couples have finished the program and have gone to Arequipa, Peru to begin building the groundwork for planting new churches there. Keep praying for the Kines, Bonham and Gutierrez families. There is so much going on in Latin America. The Lord is doing so many wonderful things. We have had opportunities to talk with people about working in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, and Mexico once we finish in Bogotá, but we still want to wait and see what the needs are at the time and where we would best fit.
Of course, the Lord has given us so much to do here in Richmond. We are thankful that we have been here to help our families during some very difficult times. We are thankful that our church, All Saints, has been so supportive and given me the opportunity to serve there over these past two and a half years. We are thankful for the love and prayers of so many friends and supporters.
There is so much to do. Please do pray for us as we continue to raise the financial and prayer support that we need in order to serve the Lord in Colombia.