I am FINALLY excited.  I know it sounds weird but getting excited about the husband’s new “job” has not been automatic. 

But what FINALLY did it?  The other evening the two of us had some time alone to chat after the kids were snoozing.  Once again, like EVERY other day since January 5, I asked him, ” Are you really and truly happy?”  Most of his answers have been a positive assurance and the comment, “I feel like this is the direction we shall go at this point.”  Of course that is exactly what I heard about the Guatemala adventure and as you know, we are not moving there as “planned.”   Anyhoo – on this particular evening, his response was, “I am going for it.”  It was said with security and assurance.  Both of those do not come easily for my man.  I asked him if he felt appreciated and valued and encoureaged to use his 1,009 talents to truly serve the Lord.  He looked at me with most sincere eyes and said, “I do indeed feel appreciated.  And you know what?  I never really did where I was previously.” 

Well, there you go! 

So, here we are.  We are now stepping into the world of full time ministry and today for the first time since November 4, 2008, I actually flashed an uncontrolable grin when a couple inquired about our job situation at church this morning.  It was amazing how I went from a ‘sorta, kinda, maybe he found what he wants to do and we have to raise support, yada, yada, yada” to WE ARE GOING INTO THE MINISTRY AND YOU HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING A PART OF IT.


I do believe I am on board.  It doesn’t mean that it would have been my first choice.  This opens up a thousand new doors but also raises a million questions.  My dream of being back in the home full time just might be squashed for now so I am prayfully dealing with that.  We are doing this thing entirely on faith so if our desire and calling is for mom to be home again, then I am going to claim it and just wait and see what unfolds. 

So, FINALLY, welcome to our journey called Family Legacy Missions.  You will have the privilege (via bloggyland OR real life) of traveling to Zambia with us this summer and seeing God transform not only the lives of Zambian AIDS orphans but also those these children come in contact with.  Those kiddos are taught to share the gospel with THEIR people.  I have heard so many stories that will bring tears to your eyes . . . stories of children saved out of abusive homes, stories of very young children leading witch doctors to the Lord, stories of GOD’S POWER at work in their difficult lives.  And FINALLY I will be blessed to experience this ministry right there on the front lines.  Welcome to the journey of praying for us and being our support team.  It will take several “Villages” to equip us with earthly things we need (like a salary) but we do believe that even prayers from those who we have never met will only strengthen us as we help build the kingdom of God.

I am FINALLY  thrilled to be on the front line in this battle against the evil one with this man I call husband.



  1. Posted January 25, 2009 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Glad to hear that you FINALLY have peace! Only HE can give the peace that passes understanding, and sometimes it takes a while for that to get through to us!

  2. Posted January 25, 2009 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Looks really cool!

  3. Posted January 26, 2009 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    What a blessing to see God’s working in your lives. This opportunity sounds amazing!

  4. Posted January 26, 2009 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Okay this is history! I am on your blog and you are onward and upward! Praise God. You know we love you both and THIS is WHERE you belong! Can’t wait to see how long it takes for you to get us back to Africa!

  5. Johanna
    Posted January 27, 2009 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    You guys are really amazing. We are praying for you and are very excited for the road ahead!

  6. Posted January 29, 2009 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    All right! We’re going through the same “salary” issues – but things will work out…

    We’ll be neighbors sort of! We’ll actually be on the Mozambican border near Mutare – across the country from Zambia – but be sure to let us know if you’re ever headed our direction!

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