April 29, 2011

This is the date that I am scheduled to fly to Uganda.

I received an offer on the house last month and if the sale goes through as scheduled, I will be flying out of Logan Airport on April 29. The closing on the house is scheduled for the end of April, so I will be cutting it close.

I arrive in London the evening of the 29th for a 27 hour layover. Isn’t this the date of Prince William’s wedding? This could prove to be an interesting time to fly to London. Oh, boy!

I know that I previously wrote that I was looking into renting my house and I was ready to do that in February but I was advised to leave it on the market for a few more months, now that we were approaching the spring market and the housing market is improving a little. Selling the house is something that I prefer to do, as I don’t want to have to be concerned with it when I’m in Uganda. On February 20 I received an offer.

I am very excited to think that in a few short weeks I could be on my way to begin serving the people who the Lord has placed in my heart.

Of course, all kinds of emotions and thoughts are going through me right now.

And how am I going to get on that plane and leave my family behind?

And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times as much at this time and in the age to come, eternal life.”    Luke 18:29-30

Trusting in God’s promises.

With the availability of email, Skype, Facebook, cell phones and old fashion air mail, I think these will go along way towards easing the pain of separation and loneliness.

Right now I ask for your prayers for the sale of house, in my preparations, continued financial support and for my family’s adjustment as I prepare to leave.

With complete peace and trust that God is in control I am praying His will for all of this.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. I am truly humbled.

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  1. WOO-HOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I’m SO excited for you! You’ve patiently waited on the Lord for His leading and timing, and now you see what appears to be the next step!

    I know, too, the wrenching your heart must be feeling to leave behind your kids and grandkids. This I will keep in my prayers and heart. Your Luke 18 passage is a promise I claimed when I left my kids behind and moved to Africa. I stood on tiptoe and watched for the “many times as much” (or as it says in Matthew, the “hundred times as much”) — not looking for material rewards, but things only God could bring about, the richest kinds of treasures. I hope you will be watching for those “many times as much” bonuses that God brings your way. I have much more I could say about it, but for now, please know that I am so excited, and nervous, and happy, and rejoicing with you!

    Be of good cheer,