May Update

I’ve been going through my checklists of things that have to be done before I can leave for Brazil:

Passport… check

immunizations… ugh check

raising support… God is providing and I am overjoyed to see the love you guys have for me!

Visas… well, we’re working on it. Without going into details which I’m still a little fuzzy on, there’s been some hang ups about getting a work visa for Brazil. Nothing that would stop it from happening, but a few hoops that make the whole process longer.

I am not a worrying type of person. I’ve learned to let go of control and rest on the fact that God takes care of everything (Matt 6:25-34). I’ve also learned that when people say “God exists outside of time and space” what they mean is that He doesn’t own a watch or calendar. So the fact that I’m less than 8 weeks away from leaving and I still don’t have a visa (or tickets because I’m waiting on my visa) doesn’t surprise me or unnerve me. Even though God doesn’t work on my schedule, He never lets me down. I’m simply concerning myself with the things that I know I can (and need) to do.

I will ask that you all please pray with me about this. I trust that God is working everything out, but He does ask us to be a part of His work through prayer. So please pray with me that God will provide my visa in time for me to leave at the beginning of July.

If I miss the beginning of July I will not be able to visit the village that my mother was raised in. This year they are having a big celebration of 100 years of missionary work. I was hoping to be there for that and see the place that my mother grew up.

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