Saturday, November 1, 2008

On The Horizon...

Many changes lie ahead for our family in the upcoming months...and with that will come changes with this blog. I have kept this blog pretty light, mostly telling stories of Kai for family and friends and mostly for him to later enjoy. I don't write about my deep thoughts or feelings much, if ever, and have resisted talking about the disappointments, unknowns and struggles to know what the Lord has for us over the past many months. I have also not written about the indescribable peace the Lord has given me over these same months, unsure of what His plans for us are, but certain beyond a doubt that He has something bigger and better than the doors He has closed for us. I should have. I wish I had described all along the ways the Lord was guiding us so that you could know how sure we are of what we are heading into now. So, from now on I plan to share a bit more about those sorts of things. Perhaps for you who read, but mostly for me to look back on, and most especially for Kai to look back on and see how the Lord guided us to this adventure that will change us all forever I am sure. With all that said, let me tell you a bit about what is on the horizon for our family.


In February we will be leaving for Peru to serve with an organization Extreme Nazarene for 2 years. They have taken on the mission to plant 120 churches in 3 years in targeted areas in Peru. The group came to our church a month or so ago and we knew instantly sitting there in church that this was the opportunity we had been praying about for the last year. After Tyson spoke with them that Sunday we got a call the following week asking if we would like to meet to learn more. We did and were excited by what we heard. Last weekend we went for an interview in Nampa and received a call this Monday saying they wanted us to join the team and we eagerly accepted! We are also extremely excited because at the same time we were praying and feeling that we should go to Peru our friends Daniel and Abby were doing the same thing. Tyson and Daniel play music together (they are: Chase the Age) and didn't even realize the other was wanting to do this. They too will be leaving for Peru and although we won't be in the same place it is so neat to know they will be there too! There is lots more to tell, what we will be doing, where we will be doing it and all that there is to do before we leave. But, I just this is all I have time for right now....so, we ask for your prayers as we prepare for what the Lord has called us to! Thank you friends!

6 comments:

Stacey Johnson said...

Oh my goodness you guys! That is AMAZING. I am so proud of you. Trav & I want to support you and be there for you in this journey. Please please let us know if there is anything at all you guys will need other then the prayers we will be sending your way.

May the glory of God follow you and give you all the peace of mind in that you have made this choice in his name.
Trav, Stacey, Maddy, Alex & Peyton

Shannon said...

We're very excited for you and to see the ways that the Lord will be working through you. Feb. seems so soon, how great! We will be praying for you often!

Alyssa said...

Wow! I'm really excited for you, Tracy!!! Can't wait to hear more about it!

Levi and Stephanie Teasley said...

Wow! We are so excited for you guys! It sounds like the Lord has really been guiding you to this place...we are so thankful for the peace you have and so excited for what lies ahead! Can't wait to hear more details and we will continue to pray as you anticipate February!

Love you!
Levi and Steph

Tammy Williams said...

WOW! That is an amazing adventure! I remember the first time I spoke to Tyson he mentioned that he was interested in mission work. This is so great for your two. I went on a 6 week mission to teach English in the Dominican Republic and just let me be the first to tell you that you will NOT be without struggle. It's so great that you have eachother to hold onto though - to lift each other up and pray for each other. I really wish we were at a stage in our lives to do the same but alas we are called to stay here for the moment. You will always be in our prayers!!! Now we certainly have to have you guys over before you leave!!!!!!! Take care and know you are in our thoughts. Tata for now.

Jayne Mercer said...

I am so stoked for you guys!! Can't wait to see how all of this unfolds! Blessings!