I woke up this morning with a renewed sense of call and vision. The negativity I have been feeling is still there in the shadows, but I think I have enough strength to fight it off for a bit longer. God is good.
There's a whole lot of things that have contributed to my feeling better, but I think the one that counts the most is the 'decision' that our family will be together next year, regardless of where I am sent. My daughters will have to choose whether they come with us or if they will make another plan, but they are old enough to do that.
I don't know how we will survive. We have money to eat for a few months if I have no stipend and Grant has no job, but beyond that we will rely on God. I think this is the right thing to do. But we will stay open to God leading in another direction.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
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Dear Ms. Hillebrand,
We are delighted to inform you of your posting to Shingoma, a pleasant little village, a mere hour's drive from Lusaka when the track is not flooded. Fruit is available in season, and language classes will be provided, as well as animal husbandry.
The Methodist Mobos.
Thomas - thanks for making me laugh!
Of course, although Lusaka is not in our 'connexion', there are places a bit like that which have Methodist Churches and ministers.
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