Sunday, March 09, 2014

Getting settled

The past few days have been a bit of a blur.  We're at my parent's house.  The kids are loving having toys and a car to ride in.  At church this morning, the kids loved being around other kids who spoke English.  They made new friends.

It has been challenging for us to be able to process since we've returned to Ohio.  There's been so much to do with grocery shopping and buying phones and catching up on rest.  We're still tired.  We're still trying to sort through everything that the past two weeks have brought.

Right now we are resting in God's goodness.  The goodness of being able to experience life in Venezuela.  The goodness of seeing and beholding all that he had planned for the ministry there.  The goodness of being able to leave when things got messy, even if it was abruptly.  The goodness of having amazing people in our lives who love us so well.

We would be remiss if we didn't take the good with the bad.  The blessings with the curses.  As difficult as the tears and the lack of sleep are, we are grateful.  Grateful for safety.  Grateful for a place to stay.  Grateful for the Venezuelans who remain to carry on the ministry.  Grateful for limbo.  Grateful for the chaos that is our lives.  It's through these experiences that we are required to lean on the Lord.

We still have heavy hearts and many things to work through.  We still don't know what this week or next week, or the next few months look like.  That's ok.  We can't rush this.  We want to try to make the best decisions we can for our family right now.  I would love very much to give my kids consistency and a place to call home, but that is not our reality right now.  So we wait.  Please pray for our kids right now, that they would be patient and gracious with us with the inconsistency that life is right now.
With Jose
With Andreina 
Making ourselves short with Haifa 
With Natalia

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