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!