Friday, August 11, 2017

At last!

Long time, no blog!  But the good part of letting some time pass is that I have some news to share with you!  After months of waiting, we are in the process as I type for me to officially begin my post as assistant to EE EuroMENA!  

There have been many behind-the-scenes prayers and God-stories that I won't share in this particular blog.  To be honest, I don't think I'm even aware of all of them!  But one thing I am aware of is how the Lord uses our circumstances to make us into who He wants us to be.  It seems like the delays have had many purposes.  For one, they remind me that I'm not in charge, keeping me in a place of trust and openness to do things differently than expected or planned.  

And this is a very good thing because the plan has changed!  I'll share more details in my next newsletter; but rather than being based in Switzerland, I'll now be based in the US and traveling within Europe and other locations at key points throughout the year.  This will allow me to be more efficient and cost-effective and seems to be the way that God is leading and opening doors.

I'm thankful for a God who guides our prayers, speaks through His Word, and uses a body of others to provide counsel.  I'm also thankful to be joining a team who exemplify the strength of unity and grace to me.  You can be praying for wisdom and understanding as I tackle a few new projects which I'll be working on till I meet with the team in early October.  

And if you're in a season of waiting, may the Everlasting God guide your prayers and give you counsel in whichever ways He chooses.  

Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.  Genesis 21:33