Sunday, July 29, 2012

Conflicting Emotions

As we get closer to the time to leave the States (August 21) many are asking me if I am ready to go back to Loja. I smile and say yes. Sometimes when I am alone I wonder if I am really ready to go back.
I have conflicting emotions. I love Loja, the people, chasing trash cans, teaching beside Terry and working in our small church we attend. I like the simple life we have there. There are people who need to know Jesus there.

In the States I love being with the lambs (grandchildren) , spending time with our parents and fellowshipping with our brothers and sisters in Christ. I enjoy the small town life, thrift stores and Dr. Pepper.

We will be leaving parents who are getting on in years and I feel a responsibility to them. Our grandchildren are growing up so fast and I love being able to be a part of their lives. It is hard to look at our house and see someone else living in it. Sometimes I think of the job Terry left and the security that it gave me. To be honest it would be nice to stay here.

But I know I can’t depend on emotion or my desires. I have done that many times and made wrong decisions.  God asks of me to obey. He didn’t say if you feel like it or even if you’re happy about it.

The emotions are conflicting but I know that God will give us peace and contentment in obedience. He did last year and he will the coming year.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pray and Support

Terry and I will be returning back to Ecuador to teach another year. We feel that this is what God wants for us until he tells us otherwise. I am looking forward to chasing trash cans, losing weight, walking in the rain, and teaching.

The last few weeks have been busy. We have been visiting with family and friends, traveled to Arkansas and will be in Illinois in a few weeks. Several churches have let us share about our work in Loja. It has been wonderful to be able to be with our grandchildren for the past weeks.

Please pray for us as we start getting ready for our trip back to Loja. Pray for good airfare rates and that we are able to obtain the medical insurance needed. Pray that our house rents as the renters are moving.

We need people to pray for us each day, support us financially, monthly or with one time gifts. Please consider being prayer partners for us. Please email or message us so that we will be able to contact you when we have prayer needs and so that we can also pray for you each day. At this time we are at 62%. Thank you to those who pray and support us.
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Gateway Global Outreach
PO Box 591
West Chester, Ohio 45071-0591