So often we see the romanticized prayer requests from overseas and how God is working in the unreached places in the world—these definitely need our prayers. Yet, we often forget about the nitty-gritty process it takes to get to those unreached places. We don’t think about the missionaries going through mountains of paperwork to keep their visas up-to-date, to help their children remain registered in international schools, and to stay current on their immunizations. All of the little details it takes to pick up one’s life and move to the field is assumed, but rarely considered. Today we want you to pray for these little details. Pray for a missionary family that is currently awaiting clearance to go back to Central Asia, where they have been serving for the past few years.
We are headed “home” in just a few months! It has been a great time back in the USA with our friends and family and new church home. We are trying to “finish well” and get everything lined up to return to Central Asia in June.
Believe it or not we have to get “clearance” before we leave — and we are happy to say that we’ve been granted: immunization clearance, member care clearance, educational clearance and health clearance! So, we await the end of the school year with anticipation.
Thank you for your encouragement and support!
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30
“And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.'” -Luke 9:23
Specific Prayer Requests:
- Pray for all clearances to be met by June 2015.
- Pray for transition away from loved ones and back to their new home.
- Pray for encouragement and rest while visiting loved ones and friends.
- Pray for opportunities to share the Gospel in their everyday lives- in the states, while traveling and in Central Asia.