Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wow! Is this really happening Lord?

We have had suitcases all over the bedroom for about a month now and have been packing and unpacking since then. I have notes all over the house and keep adding, scratching off and adding again to those as though we might really need whatever it is we forget. We will be taking more in those suitcases than most Africans will have in a lifetime. We are so spoiled. My prayer is that the Lord will truly show all of us the truth about who HE is and what HE wants from each of us as we travel half way across the world to serve HIM and see HIM work through this tiny little group of crazy American Christians. I can hardly take in all the emotions I am feeling right now. We went to bed at 10:30 and I was awake at 2:30, wide awake! I am so excited to GOSEESERVE, is the plane there yet? But to be real honest I am also a little nervous. It's a different kind of nervous though, an awesome kind of nervous. Maybe I should call it anxious, but a good anxious. Well you get the point. Four more days, no way. But there is plenty to do. I need to finish the wedding cake for Friday, can't let that bride down, go to the dentist, more shopping, make a list for our care taker and by the way I'm beginning to figure out this computer thing. Now that was a stretch. I actually purchased our "on line" travel insurance and registered with the American Embassy in less than two hours. Now that's a miracle only possible by the mighty hand of God. Thanks to all who have shared that they are praying everyday for this team. We do know that it is a vital part of our ministry there. So, off to Africa. Can't wait to share our first blog from there about ALL that the Lord is doing in and through this team, made mighty by HIS hand.
With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, (Jeremiah 29:11), the wisdom of God to plan it, (Proverbs 3:56), and the power of God to achieve it, (II Corinthians 12:9), what do we lack? Surely we are the most favored of all creatures. A.W. Tozer
Thanks for loving us, praying for us and being a part of this mission with us.
God bless, Renee'


  1. Wow - you are now computer savvy whether you think so or not - you are :)!

    Thank you for sharing your excitement - God is good, He is faithful and He desires a "life" filled life for His children.

  2. I am so proud of you Renee'! I am also so very excited for all of the team. We are lifting you all in prayer daily.

  3. you seriously just wrote about everything i have been thinking about, saying and doing in the past two weeks. the time is coming closer and i am so excited i can hardly sleep and yet i need to stay focused and get everything done so i can leave peacefully!! thanks for posting the perfect words to express my heart! see you in portland! :)