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.