A Dream

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.

Just 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.

Tomorrow

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.

More About Us

You can follow our mission and learn more about what we do and the mission we serve, Africa & Beyond, by clicking the link below or emailing us directly.

Africa & Beyond

JLPeters@africa-and-beyond.net

3 thoughts on “A Dream”

  1. Finances are good but what I yearned the most for as a young adult coming to Christ was parents who taught me the way. As I used to wallow in self-pity being the first generation Christian, I realize I can rely on my Abba Father, myself. Yet, that comes with many challenges. However, to see you so free to be you, to be different, it encourages me to go forth even if I am alone and blaze a new trail. Thank You Pastors for setting an example to walking out the unique call that only you can.

    1. What an honor to hear that in some small way God has used us for good. Life is short, God has made you as He wanted to make you; He delights in you! So be you and delight in the person God made you to be. ūüíē

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