Well…this weekend it all starts. We start our goal towards becoming missionaries in the Dominican this weekend by presenting at the Southeast Church. We are also sending out our letters. To say it is scary is an understatement. When you start support raising it is like entering a tunnel having no idea how, when, or where you will come out the other side. Kind of like in the Lord of the Rings when they enter into the Mines of Moria (I know I am a huge dork :)). They knew that had to go this way but what it was going to look like no one had any idea, and it ended up being harder than any of them could have imagined.
But, for us this is where faith comes in. We know that God has led us in this direction. We know that the only way we can go to the Dominican is through the financial support of others. Basically it is completely and totally out of our hands and all we can do is wait. Yes, we work hard: we send out letters, meet with people, meet with churches, present at churches, start groups on facebook… But, in the end our job is to wait and have faith.
So, we walk into the Mines of Moria this weekend. I am thankful that unlike the fellowship we have someone we can rely on who is all-knowing, all-powerful and always present. We are not groping in the dark or left to wander on our own because God will guide us through this process. We don’t know how God is going to work but we know he is. We don’t know how long it is going to take but God does.
I am so thankful we can lay ourselves in the care of the Everlasting, Eternal God. Now is our time to have faith, and I am thankful for this time in our life where God is going to grow that faith so that we can depend more fully on Him.