Wednesday, March 7, 2007

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

There is that old saying that "Home is where the heart is," and it has never rang so clear as now. It seems that each and every day I get more and more homesick for a place I have never lived in. A place that I have only ever glimpsed for short periods of time. God has called us to Africa, and embedded a passion for his people there in our hearts. He is daily showing us that his plans for us are not our own. So now, we are waiting for the chance to go home, to sell what we have, to pack up our bags and go. What an exciting time it is for us now. One of the many things that we hope to be involved with is going to be actively helping out with children's ministry. There is such a need in Mozambique for children's ministry on so many levels. This is not just something that is done in the form of spiritual care. This is a land where sickness, and hunger, kill many children before they ever get a chance to experience what life has to offer. Part of what we hope to be involved with is the starting of schools, feeding programs, and orphan programs. We want to actively meet all the needs of these children. We want to be there to meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We want to provide them with food and water, as well as education and spiritual care. Although we are incredibly excited, we also know that there are going to be times of great hardship and discouragement along the way. And yet we know that God has a plan for us and that he promises to be with us always. It is this promise that will keep us going. The Joy of the Lord is our strength.

1 comment:

Francois & Alta Rauch said...

Hey dudes

Keep up the good work. Love ya blog .... keep it coming. It brings faith into the hearts of everyone who reads it. Your lessons in faith will help many. Keep it rolling. Bless ya both.