When the Lord asked us to GO three years ago, His clear message to me over and over was, “Do not be afraid.” I assumed this word from Him was for when we live in Germany. Well, this season of life for me has had so much ambiguity, that the Lord has had to remind me, “Do not be afraid.”
Turn in your Bibles to Luke 15.
First, a confession. I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve heard messages or allusions to this passage. The prodigal son is perhaps the most powerful parable to share with someone who isn’t following Jesus. So, to see something new here blew me away.
For three weeks Carrie and I have been in North Carolina attending a course on living cross-culturally at CIT (Center for Intercultural Training). One of the most significant teachings that I hope I never forget has been the concept that each culture sees the world around them through three lenses with varying degrees of clarity. These lenses are Shame, Guilt, and Fear.
We have completed our first week of pre-field training here at CIT (Center for Intercultural Training). The topics so far have included:
Our sending church (Mountain Springs) is hosting about 750 kids for VBS with another 350 adult and teen volunteers. If you are visiting this site because your kids told you about us, Welcome! Please browse some of the articles here and watch some of the videos we’ve posted in the righthand column.
In short, God is sending us to be missionaries in Europe
Remember the classic scene where Indiana Jones has to take a leap of faith to cross a bottomless pit? (See it again here.) That’s how we feel sometimes, but that’s what faith does! It leaps!
At the beginning of the year we were feeling expectant that God was doing big things behind the scenes.