Updated: Nov 30, 2019
Months of planning with churches, family, and friends, texting, emailing, back and forth, came to a screeching halt, one week prior to our departure. What? I know, I know, right?
Once again we, apologize for this situation.
We got a, less than one minute phone call, from the people who's house we were basing our meetings out from. The house was cancelled.
I was so angry and frustrated with the whole situation. My guts where in turmoil. Thousands of thoughts ran through my mind. Why God, Why?
I did not get an answer.
We could not place on our family and friends our urgent need for housing, one week prior.
I cancelled all of our meetings.
I had two friends give me counsel. One friend said, “There’s a divine plan in there somewhere.”
I agree. The other friend said, “The devil is fighting you and your ministry.” I agree. Who is correct? I have no idea.
I was reminded of the Apostle Paul writing to the church at Thessalonica these verses:
17But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire. 18Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
I Thessalonians 2: 17-18
Is this my answer? Sounds good, but I dunno.
We have contacted all of those who contributed to our trip. We were allowed to redirected those offerings into Rise Congo. Once again thank you for your understanding.
Well…? Where do we go from here?
None of these things move me in my direction to serve God. I love my God, and I love our supporting churches and individuals. I love my family, and I love my friends.
Perhaps one day I’ll understand.
Love you guys,