Hey friends, sorry we have not been blogging for some time now, but the summer is passing us by as we have been trying to process our time in Africa, get ready for a new school year, persevere through some personal trials and wade through the many distractions and fiery arrows that are being thrown our way. So as we truly seek what the near future holds for us, we ask that you would continue to lift us up in prayer as we seek the Lords will for this season of our lives.
Matthew 6: says to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
To be honest it has been a very trying season in coming back home, as the enemy has truly sought to distract and discourage us. We have been seeking "Your will not mine" Luke 22:42, which is such a hard thing to do in the face of Proverbs 19:21 Many plans are in a mans heart, but the counsel of the Lord will stand We have many plans running through our minds and saw so many needs and ways we could be involved in Zimbabwe and South Africa long term. However we truly want the Lords best for our family, wanting to be good stewards of our time and resources the Lord bestows upon us. Not us pushing through doors just cause they are there, but wanting to be sure it is the Lord opening and not us pushing those doors.
So all that said, we are about ready for a download, to share our trip, and what all we were doing while away and to share some (as much as we feel the Lord has allowed us to see) of what our near future holds, with regard to returning to and being involved in ministry in Southern Africa.
Please come out Friday, 17 August 2012 at 7pm
Calvary Chapel Chattanooga in the Kids Live Room (dessert and cofffee will be provided)
We encourage you to bring your children with you and allow them to come listen and pray with us. Matthew 19:14 "let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me, for the kingdome of heaven belongs to such as these" we love doing most of life with our own children and it was such a blessing to see the Lord work in and through them on this trip. However if you feel your children would be too distracted, our church has very graciously offered to provide childcare. If you are wanting to bring younger children and utilise this, please could you let us know asap so we can give the church an idea on how many workers we need.
We look forward to sharing our hearts and lives with you on the 17th.
Much love in the Lord
David, Jackie, Daniel, Timothy and Abby