Many years ago as a child, I dreamt that I would live in Africa as a missionary and in 1987, that is indeed what ended up happening. My husband Jamie and I have lived and loved serving this wonderful continent doing everything from planting churches, running feeding programs, educational outreaches, medical outreaches and simply loving the beautiful people of Africa.
We have four children that have rocked our world in a good way! Three of them now live Stateside as adults. All three who live Stateside have married amazing spouses (we even have two grandchildren). At least we have our our little girl who is almost 13, home with us for now. As far as her Daddy and I are concerned, she can just carry on living here for as long as she likes.
Still in Awe
All these years later, we still find ourselves still in awe over the beauty that is Africa. That doesn’t mean that we’ve not had challenges. It has been especially challenging seeing our children grow up and live so far from us. While we may not have been able to do much for our kids financially, we did raise them with an eternal heritage. They learned to love and follow Jesus and we know that they are safe in His care no matter where His work may take any of us.
It’s taken a while for me to understand that try as I might, who I am, who God has made me to be, is not made to fit anyone else. I’ve learned to be no one else but me, just me. As a couple, my husband and I, we are just us and no one else.
Life has its twists and turns, I’m sure that the unexpected will find me in one way or another. While tomorrow might hold the unexpected, I’m sure that I’ll have what it takes (by God’s grace) to step up.
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