Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait on the LORD. – Psalm 27:14
I think waiting is one of the hardest things we all go through on a daily basis. Waiting for mealtime, waiting for a baby to come, waiting for at an appointment and so on…
We have recently received word that we are cleared to begin final preparations for our field assignment in Papua New Guinea! Yay!! They would like us in Ukarumpa, PNG by January 9, 2019 to start our next training by January 15, 2019! This has been long awaited news and now we have a departure date! January 1, 2019. We will not be doing this training course in a small village as we originally thought. We will be doing training right in the town of Ukarumpa where we will be living. This is a huge blessing to us! God is good!!
Even with the news of having a moving date, we still have a lot of waiting to do. Waiting for our work visas to be approved, waiting and praying that plan ticket prices would come down (they’re very expensive right now), waiting to head back to IL for the holidays with family. So while we wait, we are doing our best to live out Psalm 27:14. It is our desire to honor the Lord by waiting with patience and doing our best to learn whatever He would have for us to learn!
While we wait I(Jodi) have been homeschooling Letty. Which is a patience game within a waiting game. Some of you may know that back in April is was brought to our attention that Letty has Dyslexia and its proven to be a challenge, as I am not a trained teacher. However, I found out that I am also Dyslexic and that has helped me to understand and have more compassion and patience with Letty through this journey. I have been rewarded by getting to witness small breakthroughs and getting to see glimpses of learning and understanding take place! Each day has its it challenges but when I step back and look at the journey Letty is on, I can see God’s guiding hand!
Fred also got to help with the fall JAARS Day here on campus. It was a beautiful fall day here in Waxhaw and we had a great day together!
While we are waiting here in the states, there are still around 1,600 languages around the world that are waiting to have a Bible in a language that speaks to their hearts. Please continue to pray with us for these people, that a translation will be started soon and for their hearts to be soft towards the LORD’s teachings when they do hear it.
What will you wait on the LORD for? Be strong and take heart while you wait! The LORD is by your side!