Thursday, December 29, 2011

you know you are doing the right thing when everything is going wrong...

As we prepare to leave in 2 days- we are seeing some major spiritual warfare!  We are going to a place where many times it is not easy ( ie: lack of electricity, sometimes no water, gas shortages, exhaustion as we serve people, bad internet connections and many times when I want sour cream there is none at the stores)  but we are going because we are called.  It seems these last few days we are being attacked all sides- please keep us in your prayers.  When you answer God's call- that doesn't mean it will be easy- but it does mean you get to see Him working in all of the situations!  Sometimes it is easy to see Him and sometimes it is really hard to find Him in the middle of the chaos.

But He promises to never to leave or abandon us. 
"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deut 31:8 

 So as we go into the last few days here- we are clinging to the hope in Christ and His promises!  
We leave this Friday night around 9pm and get into Malawi on Sunday afternoon- a 37 hour journey! 

 Thanks for loving and praying us! Love- all of us

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;perseverance, character; and character, hope.  Romans 5:3-4

1 comment:

Sarah said...

thank you for sharing this , Amy...we are certainly praying for you as you are in these last hours before your trip. The title of your blog as well as what followed is a tremendous encouragement to me. Brutal...but True. We definitely feel under attack as God has revealed His will as to where are we are to be ministering. So much so that I have wanted to run in the opposite directing. Please know God has gone before you to Malawi...Go with His strengthe and power knowing He is greater anything the Enemy can throw in your path. Love you blondies!! love SARAH
p.s...laughed OUT LOUD about the sour cream.