While many of you have only had a few months, a few weeks or even a few days to process our decision to become missionaries in Uganda, God has been working on our hearts for a few years. And while we are at peace with God’s call, there have still been many doubts, questions, fears, worries.
Let’s list the top 5 for fun…
- Our safety because we live in the perceived comfort/safety of small town Belton, TX.
- Adalyn’s education…While I’m a smart person, homeschooling is not in my skill set. I don’t want to hinder Adalyn’s advancement because of my lack of experience. Plus, she gets so much out of her daycare, which I love.
- Speaking of daycare, we have been blessed with a wonderful group of people who love, teach and play with Adalyn all day. We do this as well, but in Uganda, it will be full-time. I’m nervous about that… =)
- Being away from family, friends and our support system. We have been so blessed and we are going to miss that.
- A lack of things to do…period. I’m a doer, goer, mover, can’t-sit-stiller (if that’s a word).
But here’s the thing… God has given us peace, comfort and affirmation that we can do this. And let’s be real…People all over the world are doing this right now and the team in Uganda is doing this right now. I’m reminded of what Jesus tells His disciples in the Sermon on the Mount…
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”
– Matthew 6:25-27
There’s no doubt that this is a big transition and a huge life change. There’s no doubt that it’s scary and far away and different. There’s no doubt that there will be heartache, hardships and difficult times. That’s true for life in general, but we have faith that God is with us and loves us.