Isaiah 40:31 (New International Version)

31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Did you say 36?????!!!!!

Just a very quick update.....

As you can see on the side bar countdown, we are leaving in 36 days!!!!  It seems so unreal.

I have rented my home, which was causing some unnecessary stress.  Through the process though I have learned some very good lessons about faith and trust.  Leave it with God, without taking it back, and He will bring the RIGHT people.  Thank you Lord for teaching me to rely on you, and you alone.

We have had two successful fundraisers, with the help of my trusted La la's.  Raising close to $4500!!!  AMAZING!  What an awesome confirmation from God that He has called us to this.

Mackenzie and I are both doing well.  I am having a bit of a hard time with the thought of giving up the comforts of home if I may be completely honest.  God is bigger than any of these comforts though, and He will provide peace.  I am fearful at times too, but God has directed me to this passage:

 Isaiah 41:9-10
I have called you back from the ends of the earth, saying, ‘You are my servant.’
For I have chosen you
and will not throw you away.
10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

I have made the mistake of thinking this journey is about me, in my fear and my struggle.  God is revealing a bigger truth, this is about HIM and HIM alone.  I feel privileged to be asked to give up what I have here in Ontario, Canada to be His hands and feet in this big world of His.  To Him be the glory!

Now I must go and ready myself for some packing and organizing!!!



Kristin said...

Wow!! It will be here before you know it and I will be cheering for you the whole way! Good luck packing and I know you will be used in awesome ways for God's plan and purpose!!!

Donna said...

Thank you Cheryl for the update! Glad to hear that you and Mackenzie are doing good and God is working in your life. Wow! It is almost here for you. I know you have a lot of packing and other things to do - and it will all get done - perhaps with the help of your LaLa's. Thanking God for the finances that are coming in and believing that they will continue to come in to meet all your needs. Know that we will be praying for you and Mackenzie. Would you be able to post your mailing address there? We work closely with missionaries in Romania (he is from NY) and I hear what they go through. Sometimes a word from home makes all the difference.

Blessings to you Cheryl! I know God will use you and MacKenzie in great ways to touch the people around you!

3 Blessings said...

I can't wait to follow your year. I am SO happy for you.

Thank you for all of the SWEET messages about Elijah.