Tuesday, September 30, 2014

God's Timeline

God moves slower than I want.

About a year ago, we felt like it was time to actually take a step toward our goal of a year of missions in Africa. Thinking we would be out of the U.S. in just a couple of months, it’s been a wake-up that we’re still in Rapid City.

After our first TEAM Missions orientation in July, we wanted to be at 60% funded in mid-September (aka last week). That surely didn’t happen – we’re currently at about 28%. Now our 60% goal has been moved back to January 2015.

In the process we’re learning that God’s timing is best. We’ve needed this past year to get some things straightened out: our motivations for going, strengthening our marriage, building a group of supporters here in the U.S., growing our reliance on God.

There’s also a peace knowing that we’re working under God’s time, and not our own. We feel God urging us to go to Karanda. And if we’re doing God’s work, then what better timeline to be under than God’s? Sure, we know we need to put in the time and effort to meet our fundraising goals, but we also know that God is ultimately in control of getting us to Zimbabwe. Our plans do not measure up to God’s plans. Please pray that we continue to put the worry of money and timing in God’s hands.

Now that autumn is upon us, however, things are really moving. Thank God we’re over a quarter of the way funded, with so many wonderful people coming beside us to do the Lord’s work in Karanda, Zimbabwe.

And it’s all happening in God’s time.
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