It has been almost three years since the Sunday that the Lord spoke to our hearts and first called us to Isaan. We had no idea what the process was going to look like at that time; no way to guess that the way to Thailand would be both so easy and so complicated, simultaneously. While His timing has not gone as we originally planned, we can confidently affirm that He had a better plan and attest to His faithfulness to bring about this day that we have been pressing toward for so long. Today, we board an airplane (well, three airplanes) and embark for Chaing Mai, Thailand!
Why are we going?
As we leave for Thailand, we hold tight to the purpose and goal of our journey... "missions exists because worship doesn't" (John Piper). David had the opportunity to share a message on missions our last Sunday at our church in Charleston, and it captures the heart of our desire for Isaan. You can listen by clicking the link below.
It is a 26 hour journey from Orlando to Chiang Mai. Please pray for grace and patience among our family as we navigate airports and sit still (and hopefully relatively quietly) for long hours with little ones.
Pray for our hearts and for those of family and friends as we leave. Pray that our desire and excitement to obey His call will overshadow the sadness of losses. Pray that we would be able to understand our children as they grieve and process too.
"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen." (Ephesians 3:20-21)