Thursday, July 11, 2013


Great is Thy faithfulness! I have been reminded of this in multiple ways this week. Psalm 16:5-6 touched my heart this morning: "The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance."

This is David speaking to our beloved God... and we DO have a beautiful inheritance. Not that every circumstance is beautiful! Far from it, but that our God promises that we are His... and that is beautiful!

My husband has waited in faith to be called, never pushing himself, but allowing God to work in the hearts of numerous search committees... and in our hearts, as well. We have prayed through many interviews that this is the place to which God is calling us. And honestly, there have been very few discouraging moments in the two+ years of waiting.

Two years ago, we weren't searching for a mission posting... But when a church in the Jicarilla Apache Nation in New Mexico appeared on the RCA website a year ago, I encouraged my husband to send his information to them. He prayerfully did so. It was many months before we heard anything from them; but they wanted to interview him. That made it more real; did we really want to move so far from our families? So far from our expected future?

More prayer. Much more prayer! God continued to bring this congregation to our minds in positive ways. Brad was invited to preach at the church in April; we all traveled to seek God's will in this. It became quite clear that both the search committee and we had known God's leading in this. We felt drawn to Dulce, to the Jicarilla Apache Reformed Church, to these people... and they felt drawn to us.

The process has taken more than 12 weeks, but it is official today: Brad has been called to be their pastor! Our family will be moving to Dulce, New Mexico in August. We will be sustained by your prayer, as we have been sustained through the long wait.

We are blessed.

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