"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." -Matthew 28:19,20
Waiting and Trusting
September 30, 2016
Many of you have been wondering how plans with Bulgaria are coming along. We are very excited and doing everything we can to prepare for the move.
Right now our biggest hurdle is with our business. Most of you know that we own Devoted Ink, a tattoo shop in Temecula. We know God has given us this business for a reason and we are praying that it can be a source of income for us while we are on the mission field. Without getting into too many details, there are some things that need to fall into place first. We have done everything in our power to make it happen, but right now God is humbling us and making us wait on Him.
Everything in us wants to jump on the first plane out to Bulgaria but God is telling us to be still, to wait on Him and to trust that He has these plans under control. Right now we don’t know how long it will be.
Sometimes it gets discouraging, we have already waited so long, how much longer does He want us to wait. But, we are always reminded that He is faithful, we must place our trust in Him and He will make it happen. A verse of encouragement for us during this time has been Hebrews 10: 23 "Let us hold fast the confessions of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful." We are waiting, we are holding fast, and we know He will be faithful to get us there!
So, that is where we are at right now, a humbling place of trusting in His timing. We are praying that He will move us around the beginning of 2017, especially as that is when our lease ends for the business, but we can’t rush God.
Apart from the business there is much to be done to prepare to move. We are still doing everything that we can possibly do in the meantime. We want to be ready so when He brings His promises to fruition and calls us to get on that plane we are ready.
You can help us by joining with us in praying for the following:
Business: That God would reveal to us what His will is for this business.
Trust: That our trust in God would continue to increase.
Financial support: We are still in need of monthly support.
Support team: We will be building our support team over the next few months and would appreciate prayer for wisdom on choosing the perfect team leaders.
Our family: That God would continue to strengthen us as we continue on this journey.