It's been a little over a week since we committed to accept the call of missions in our lives.
All of the peace, joy, and excitement still remain.
The hunger for God grows stronger.
The longing to be where we know we belong grows daily.
The wanting to release ourselves from the things that hold us back or have a hold on us is growing rapidly as well.
Where are we now and where do we go from here?
We know where we want to be and where we want to serve. We know which ministry we want to partner with. That becomes more clear by the day.
We know a tentative plan on how to proceed and "officially" apply. Though part of this process GREATLY depends on passport fees, application fees, etc... we HOPE to do this before Christmas. We've created a budget to make sure that we have the finances available to get this rolling.
We plan to meet with our Pastor this week quickly and then after we return from our trip next week, a more in depth meeting. Mostly just for accountability for our hearts AND to seek spiritual guidance and prayer support.
We are tentatively planning for Kevin to make an exploratory trip after the first of the year when his vacation days start over (and after we have had time to build up our savings). Granted, I want to make this trip with him...beyond words....but logistics and finances don't allow for that at this point. I trust him and HIM to make this trip without us. (Though jealous!)
We continue to have confirmation that we are heading in the right direction, both in our hearts and in our children's hearts. They are beginning to have a thirst that can't be quenched and their excitement builds.
Definitely MORE emotions of being terrified (I need another word because I seem to be overusing that one these days), but such peace and calm.
We are mostly focusing on NOT letting this dream/calling slip us by. Relying on God for provision, but also being active in doing our part.
I keep saying I feel like we need a 5 gallon bucket OVERFLOWING with provision (both spiritually and financially) and that we only have a couple of drops rolling around in the bottom. However, we know that every drop makes a difference and we'll see it grow (both finances AND spiritual needs).
The main thing is that we are NOT taking our eyes off of Christ and we are continuing to seek Him more and more.
Let the adventure begin....