"How many days till we move to Romania?" This is our sweet girl's question to us at least once a day. Our daily answer is, "We're not sure, but as soon as the Lord provides." Her question is like the first question friends, family, coworkers, and strangers ask us when they hear of our plans. We would love to know exactly how many days as well, but we trust the Lord is using every day, every moment to prepare us for the work ahead.
As we flipped the calendar to a new year, our family has focused our priorities and goals to begin our big transition. Our home, our ministry, and our family life will forever change this year. We are in the process of building our ministry support team while continuing to serve in full time youth ministry at Bethel. We are in the process of preparing our home to go on the market (purging) while accommodating new toys from Christmas and birthdays. We are in the process of helping our children build strong relationships here while helping them understand the changes coming for them soon (but not soon in their little minds.) It is an interesting time, for sure. We are looking to the Lord, His wisdom, and His grace as we navigate these new waters.
Transition is hard, trying, and overwhelming at times, but our Lord is sovereign, powerful, and full of grace and mercy. We will lean on Him. We are trusting He will help us finish strong in this season of life and ministry as He guides us into the next.