It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith – for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise. Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God. Hebrews 11:8-10
As I sort through every thing I own and prepare for a yard sale that will deduce my "life" to less than $1,000, I look to to the Lord for direction. I am choosing to joyfully let go of earthly posessions, so that I may inherit heavenly blessings. And believe it or not, the more I let go of, the more free I feel! I don't want to be held back by my attachment to things! I want to move forward into His plans for my life!
I desire to walk by faith and not by sight! I want to hear the voice of the Lord behind me saying, this is the way walk in it. I am confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations!
We've had a very busy year so far! We've hosted multiple yard sales and bake sales. We've been to NC to reconnect with old friends and make new contacts. God has opened the door for divine connections and we are so thankful! We are getting ready for our biggest event this Saturday, Walk and Run for Africa. It's basically a walk-athon where people all over our community are raising support in order to participate. Vince and I have truly been humbled by the overwhelming responses to our need. We thank you for hearing and obeying the voice of the Lord in your lives. We pray that God blesses each one of you exceedingly, abundantly, above!
From the beginning Vince & I agreed that the Lord was calling me to be at home with our children and to home school. We have been a part of Ekklesia (a ministry in Royston, GA) from its foundation in 2003. Vince and I have had a calling to intercessory prayer since giving our hearts to the Lord. Over the last several years, the Lord has deepened our knowledge of and conviction for intercession. Because of this we have given leadership to the prayer ministry of Ekklesia since 2004.
In June of 2005, a ministry team from Ekklesia went to Tanzania, Africa on a short term missions-prayer trip. It was my first trip out of the country. Our purpose was to pray over the people of Tanzania walk the land in prayer and to hear the voice of the Lord. While there the Lord began revealing His heart for ministry in Moshi, Tanzania.
One year after our 2005 visit, Dusty and Marlaina Harper who led the Ekklesia team, moved to Moshi and begin EIT, Ekklesia International, Tanzania. After two years of living in Moshi, EIT is an official Non-Government Organization (NGO). The work of the Lord is being established and additional help is now needed. When I got back from Tanzania, my heart was moved with compassion not only for the people but for the missionaries and pastors who serve in the country. The Lord began to reveal our portion to Tanzania in working alongside Dusty and Marlaina, not only to support the current work, but to help establish a prayer ministry.
Because of this initial trip the Lord began stirring in our hearts to become debt free, so I went back to work in the public school system in Royston, GA teaching Kindergarten. Vince took the responsibility of home-schooling and consulting with the Office of Financial Aid at Emmanuel College. We were able to pay off our debts and develop the call to move to Africa.
Vince and I visited Moshi again in November 2008 to "see what good works the Lord prepared in advanced for us to do..." (Ephesians 2:10) After much praying, we committed our hearts to partner with the current directors of eitanzania, Dusty and Marlaina. Vince went back in March of 2010, for a personal prayer journey. After meeting with the EIT board in October of 2010, we are starting the fundraising process. We've been to several churches and can't wait to visit more!
We are currently raising funds to take the girls to Africa this February before our big move in August. They have not been to Africa yet and we want them to sense the call of the Lord for themselves as strongly as we do and should help calm any fears or anxiety about moving and leaving friends behind.
Consider the lilies,