One thing that is often expected of the mission field is that you will see miracles and wonders on a daily basis. You want to see God working powerfully. But in answer to my naive hopefulness, God reminds me that He is sovereign. I can’t see what lies ahead of me this year. But I know that He has promised to be with me—He knows even better than I do that I can do nothing without Him. And He will show His glory, but maybe not always in the way I want.
All through training I’ve been wanting to share the lessons I am learning, yet struggling with how to even attempt to explain. The idea dawned on me a few days ago that the sticky notes I’ve been collecting are the perfect way to narrow it down to a few of the major concepts we’ve been learning.
There are stages of “realness” when embarking on a journey like this. Initially, it is so far off that it hardly seems like a reality that will ever happen. The first stage of realness for me was making the decision to pursue the call, and contacting AFM to start the application process. At this point, only my family and close friends knew of my plans, and it seemed very remote.
The next stage of realness was likely the hardest step to take…
It started with an email, which piqued my curiosity, which led me to see the call for a cello teacher, which I couldn’t get out of my mind. I wasn’t looking for a call, and yet I’ve seen one and I want to go. Is this You, Lord?