Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, and as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
We are so thankful for our church, this community of believers that God has chosen for us to do life with. Our pastors are not perfect, nor do they claim to be, but they love Jesus ardently. They point us again and again back to the Scriptures and not to their own opinions or agendas. They feed His sheep what they need most, Him.
In September we moved from our home 2 blocks away from our church, to live 45 minutes away at JAARS to complete our training. We can make the drive, but it’s not nearly as accessible; and with one car now it means that volunteering and “getting involved” is prohibitive. In this we have already been feeling the pains of separation, ones we know that will greatly increase when we move to the other side of the world. Oh how we will miss worshiping and learning and serving with you all!
When we first joined Wycliffe and started praying over our future partnership team, we were pretty certain it would be comprised of our home church plus our friends and family. Thank the Lord that He had different plans though! We have been overly blessed by Him sending us other church families to love. Not only do we as individuals act as different parts of the body of Christ but different congregations do too!
Our church family in Ohio corporately prayed for us and embraced us the very first Sunday that they met us. Our church family in Hendersonville has welcomed us into their homes and their lives, and made us feel like family from day one. It has been such an honor and encouragement to experience Christ's global Church at work — it is a beautiful thing to witness and be a part of. Praise the Lord that His ways are not our ways and that we now know many more of our brothers and sisters!
We are so thankful for our churches’ support, prayers, and love that we take with us... oh how our hearts will long for you when we are away!
Please take some time today to not only lift up our churches in thanksgiving but your own as well. Oh how God has blessed us :)