Everything will change. A Ministry of WorldVenture.
OK. We won't be much of a splash but we are really content to finally have our plans to get to the field in May. The exact day isn't decided because we are waiting for tickets.
We have been feeling blessed along the way. While this interim of building our partner team has seemed slow it really has been fast. Some take years. But being an impatient person has made it seem like it was slow. I loved my "impatience". I think there is a lesson here. We hear again and again about "His timing". It's true. It's our hearts that are wrong. The only thing going for our impatience has been that we have redoubled our efforts to connect with people. But even that is out of our control and in His hands.
The whole "connecting with people" part has been nothing less than wonderful. People we have let slip are again connecting and talking. Rebuilding those friendships has been...well...fun. Time consuming but fun. Even though we will be far away we will be keeping those friendships going.
Here's where this all connects...Relationship takes time. If you don't take the time...you don't get the relationships. You're probably saying "DUH!" But the message to me is that my lack of patience is like telling God I don't want relationships. That I don't value people. I know that's not true. But my impatience says it is. The trick is making the correlation and understanding that impatience is sin. Sorry God! Forgive me!