Many years ago as a child, I dreamt that I would live in Africa 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 this Africa.
We’re blessed with 4 children; 3 of whom 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 now 12, home with us for now. As far as her Daddy and I are concerned, she can just carry on being 12 for as long as possible.
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. The pain of seeing them go, while intense, is lessened a bit by knowing they all love God and serve Him. 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.
No One Else But Me
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. As a couple, my husband and I, we are simply us and no one else.
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