February 26, 2012

Answering the "Why?" :: Intro

Some ask, “Why now?”  Why are you at this stage of your lives doing something so drastically different?  Your kids are all teenagers… ready to leave the nest in a few years.  Then there will be weddings and grandkids (hopefully not for quite some time).  Isn’t going overseas meant for young college graduates or newly married couples?

Yes, logic says that most missionaries are young with their whole lives ahead of them.  And, yes, we are in our mid-forties and our kids are teenagers.  And, life will continue at this pace (the kind of pace that keeps flying by more swiftly each year) and before we know it all of the kids will be gone from our nest and be in their own nest some place.

There are so many reasons why NOW is the right time for us.  To help share our lives – the good and the bad – we want to share with you the many reasons why we believe God has chosen to ask us to make this life-altering change at this stage of our lives, and why we are willing to give up whatever is necessary to do what has been asked of us.

Here is a list of all the reasons we know NOW is the time:
  1. God answers prayers
  2. God heals
  3. God closes doors
  4. God opens other doors
  5. God’s ways are higher than our ways
  6. God wants us to join Him where He is working
  7. God will not give us more than we can handle
  8. God is good and His love endures forever
“The really important thing is obeying God's call, following his commands.”  ~ I Cor. 7:19

So, how can we NOT obey?!   Over the next few weeks, we’ll share more from our hearts to explain how God has worked through these ways to bring us to this place of release and peace.

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