I was trying to think what rhymes with, no, no, no news! I look out the window and see snow, snow, snow! Yesterday it was blizzard conditions here, and we are expected to get 2-3 inches more later today. Not to mention how darn cold it is it, a whopping high of 0! The wind chill is below freezing. Why do we live in Iowa?
Needless to say, you can read we are a bit frustrated waiting for an email, an update anything!
Today we are going through all the documents to pack, we are copying everything to have extra copies. Trying to figure out the 874 and the DS-230. Yup, frustrated! With all the unknowns in our journey, I am so reminded about God's will be done! This is all in His hands!
Power Verses:John 16:33,
"'I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.'"
I Peter 4:12-13,
"Dear friends, don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 1 Instead, be very glad”for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world."
I know God has been guiding us along this journey. It has been awesome to see His hand in all this. Mark and I are moved to tears when we think back at the times we have seen God's hand.
One that is really been freshened our hearts is when Mark had his accident, this April will mark his 15th anniversary. We were so blessed to have this "Angel" come into our home every day for about a year.
Our "Angel" was Mark's chears nurse, she was Grandma to Beau, marriage counselor, friend and mother at times to us. On this journey, we found out that that this young lady who is working for Samaritan's Purse, who is helping us with accommodations, and guidance when we arrive in Monrovia. Joni, is a niece of our "Angel". When we found this out, having lunch over Christmas break, our hearts were filled with joy! God decided also that she was an Angel and took her home some time ago.
God Bless You All for checking in on us!