Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Today we found out we are excepted with Shepherd's Staff, a missions board we applied with. We still have some details to work out and paperwork to sign but it is a huge hurtle that feels good to clear. We are excited to see what God is doing in our lives. What makes it even more exciting is seeing how much God is doing in our church right now and how we are a part of that. It would be exciting enough to be going into missions in the service of our king, but how much more to see God moving in a body and doing mighty things in it's people and those we touch.
We are praying with our leadership and looking to do a training program with Shepherd's Staff this July. It lasts two weeks and is good final preparation heading to the field. We plan to go from there to Brazil where we will do language training and begin interning under established church planters. We are working on turning our overall vision and short term plans into our elder's to get their help establishing a plan to become church planters ourselves one day. I guess we will be church planters right away just under current pastors. We want to start in Sao Paulo Brazil and spend some time in Iguacu Falls Brazil. Eventually we want to do a school of frontier missions with YWAM(Youth With A Mission) as our long term goals are to plant churches where others have not gone.
There is so much work to do in a short time. Be praying for us and be praying about if God would have you partner with us. It is for His glory we will obey and go, and it would be for His glory that you might obey and support us. He is the reason we live.
God is an amazing God. I have longed to be a missionary since I was 11 years old and here we are closing in on it 22 years later. He is so good.