Monday, May 14, 2012

“ Are You Still Moving to Ethiopia?”

So confusing, right? We talked about feeling the Lord directing us to move to Ethiopia, Jon changed jobs, we moved in with my grandma,  put our house on the market, started selling our possessions and in the midst of it, you’ve heard no concrete plan from us or action steps.

That is because we have had very little concrete information.  We have moved forward with the mission agency SIM (Serving in Missions) and have been blessed to go through their pre-app process, full application, full medical, psychological evaluations, marriage evaluations and Bible tests.

Now, Jon and I leave for North Carolina on Tuesday.  We have 4 1/2 days of interviews and meetings.  At the end of the time, we will be told if we are given an assignment with SIM or told we are not a good fit.

I have debated updating you much earlier but I have decided against it because, well honestly, we could still be rejected and private rejection feels more comfortable then public.

Now as we prepare to depart, we do share because so many of you have encouraged us and showed that you do care by asking and telling us you are praying and we recognize that we continue to need your support and prayers on our journey. The Littles could also use the prayers as they are not coming with us (but are going to be having a par-tay with my parents and then Aunt Steph and Uncle Phil!).

Thank you from the depths of our hearts for your love, encouragement and prayers towards our family.

12 comments:

Amber said...

Will be praying for you guys, Amy. What a faith step I'm sure but I'll be praying you feel God going with you in a big way. We'll be excited to see His plans for you regardless.

Jon and Beth said...

Praying for your family!

David and Larisa said...

Praying for you, Amy. Waiting in the midst of unknowns is so hard, isn't it? We will be praying that your interviews go exactly as God wants them to, and that He will be very near and real to you through the process.

J and A said...

We will be praying for your family as you continue through this next step!

Jennifer K said...

Hey Amy- What part of NC will you be in? I am in RDU area! Hope the days go well. BTW I can't believe how big the littles are getting. I remember seeing them at the care center when I picked my not little man up..who is also not so little anymore :)

Anonymous said...

praying for your family!
Jim and Jan

medic458 said...

Wow guys! Your journey through the adoption to now possible full time service in Ethiopia is incredible. Praying God continues to light a clear path to where you guys are to go! God Bless you! Ben & Rach

smw said...

Hope and pray everything goes well!

Phil said...

Our prayers are with you too! May the Lord's promises of His Grace and peace be yours in abundance as you continue to follow where He is leading you (2 Peter 1:2). We are so excited to keep Jada and Adia! Love you guys so much! :)
~phil & steph

Anonymous said...

Be open to God surprising you with a path not yet shown to you.

Heidi said...

Praying for you guys and your next right steps! I'm sure God will make it clear ... hope these few days are very insightful can't wait to hear about it!

Todd ~ Teresa said...

We've been in prayer for you.