Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Greatly Commissioned

Well, Here goes nothing...

Most of you who read my blog are close friends of mine, and there are several of you who read my posts when they feed onto Facebook. Some of you may have heard about our story, and our plan to move into full-time missions this year, but some of you may not know anything about it.

From the planting of a seed that brought a desire to work in the mission field to a crazy turn of events that led us to what seems like the very place we were looking for, The ways we have seen God grow our little ideas into a big step of faith for us to take just baffle us!

There are several stages of the story that leads to our 'here and now', and about 8 1/2 months ago I started a blog that I used to journal some of my thoughts and emotions along the way. So many things have 'worked out' as our ideas and plans have come to fruition, and we believe wholeheartedly that it's because God is blessing our efforts. While we can't document everything, I've tried to write down how everything started and the highlights along the way.

Up until now that blog has been a private one that only Jon and I knew about. We've been talking about it, and we think the time has come to invite our friends to read the story and follow along on the journey if they choose. Feel free to back up to the beginning and 'catch up', or jump right in wherever you land...the choice is yours. (For those of you who already read this blog, the two most recent posts on the new blog may be familiar...I felt that they equally impacted our personal life as well as our mission journey, so I posted them in both places.)

We would love to have you join us and if you're interested in keeping up with us bookmark the site or put us on your blog roll.

Greatly Commissioned
Our journey to one little part of
'all the world'

If you keep up with us and this crazy adventure our family is going on, please do us a favor and keep us in your prayers too. We believe that God hears prayers and that His power can do mighty, mighty things.
And for a teaser...Lord willing, it won't be long before we have a family picture from Honduras...stay tuned! :)


Sunny said...

I am SO excited that you put this up here! I can't wait to read over it. I am so happy for you and Jon and the calling that you are following! God is going to do mighty things through the work that you will bring to the people of Honduras! I am so blessed to have you as my friend! Love you!

The HoneaBees said...

You have been a blogging machine lately! I am excited to sit down to read the new blog! You know I am so proud of y'all!
Love you!


I'm so excited to read your new blog! Thanks for sharing it with us! Can't wait to see what amazing things God does through you in Honduras. Love you.

one BleSSed gal! said...

I stayed up late last night to read the new blog & then I was too sleepy to make any sense on a comment. I LoVeD reading every bit of it! I love that God put missions on your heart a long time ago but how He allowed you to have a family before bringing you full circle back to this mission. I know the people in this region will be so blessed to have you, Jon & your little cutie pies! I know that God will bless your family in return. I can't wait to read the "rest of the story"! Love & prayers :)