In this newsletter, we want to answer a few questions that many of you have been asking us when we talk to you:
#1 – When will you be returning overseas?
We don't know when we will be returning overseas, but continue to pray that we will be obedient to how the Lord is leading us as a family. When we first returned home, we weren’t sure we would ever be ready to return overseas again, even though that was still our desire deep down. But now, a year and a half later, we really miss living overseas and being actively involved in that type of ministry. Our hearts want to move back overseas, but we know that our minds are not yet ready. Our last term took a toll on our stress levels and our ability to handle stress and we haven’t fully recovered from that yet. Lord willing, we will be overseas again in the future, but for now we are living fully in the role that God has given us with the Edge. We still want to reach the unreached and disciple young believers and have been able to do that strategically through the Edge while waiting for an opportunity to be overseas. Our life has been a grand adventure so far, and we will continue to wait until God tells us to move.
#2 – Do you keep in touch with anyone in Ikotos?
Yes! And when we get to have phone calls with them, it is the highlight of our week! We have kept in touch with Pastor Bosco and Simon Lojana. Bosco reports that the church Ikotos is doing very well. I'm sure many of you can share our joy in hearing that statement. After all that went on there in 2012 and 2013, we are so happy to hear that the church is growing again. Lojana has finished secondary school and will be taking his leaving examinations in January. The leaving exams have been postponed because of fighting elsewhere in South Sudan. He still desires to become a pastor and we are so happy to be able to walk down this road with him, even if it is from afar.