Deputation is now over. God has blessed our time on deputation. We have seen God move over the past 24 months. We are now saying good bye to our families and friends. God willing, we will be boarding a plane tomorrow night. We are in the States today and will be leaving for Argentina tomorrow. All that we have prayed for, all that we have worked for, all that we have done to this point is to get us to this point and we are almost there. This has been our dream and it is becoming a reality.
We are not naive, we know that we have very much to do when we reach Argentina. We must complete language school. We firmly believe you will not reach a people with the Gospel if you cannot speak their language. There may be exceptions to this but they are few and far between.
We are so thankful for how God has moved in our lives. As hard as we have worked, as many miles as we have travelled, as many churches we have shared our hearts and preach in, it is God who has given the increase. He is worthy of all the praise and recognition. It is our Heavenly Father that has brought us to this point. In these last hours, there are a lot of things on our minds.
- God is so good to us. If I die before the sun sets tonight and I never actually get to Argentina, I want to make clear my God has been so good to us. He is worthy of all the praise we can ever give Him.
- Good days, bad days, fun days, and hard days are ahead. We know that this is really the beginning of our missionary journey. We know the excitement will wear off and that day to day life will resume. We know that life will be like life here in the States in that everyone has both good and bad days. No matter, we will serve Jesus.
- This is a marathon, not a sprint. We are not going down for a few months. We are going down to Argentina to stay. I would love to say that in 27 days that churches will already be started, men will already be trained, and great advances are already being made, but these things are not done over night. I know that ministry does take time. A sprint is a short race, but a marathon is a long race. Our ministry in Argentina will be more like a marathon. We know that and we are excited about it!
There are many more things I can include in this post. My mind is racing with different thoughts. Thank you to all who have prayed for us. Thank you to all the churches that have partnered with us. God bless you.