July Missions Update
Hello Friends and Family,
I hope this July update finds you well. Thank you for walking with me through the states-side preparations. Tickets are booked, and I will officially be moving to Panama on September 1st!
Emily and I have a paper chain that we've kept in the living room of our apartment since May. Each day we remove one link to count how many days we have remaining in the States. The very first blue chain from the bottom represents how many days we have left in our apartment. It is bittersweet to see it growing so small!
In Psalm 77:11, the psalmist says,
"But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago."
It has been so important to remind myself of God's faithfulness throughout this journey. As times of discouragement come, I've found myself needing to stop and reflect more on the wonderful things God has done. I reflect on myself in March of 2020 when this picture (left) was taken, feeling drawn toward missionary work, but without a clue as to how it would happen. Today, I never dreamed I'd be six weeks away from moving to Panama! God is so creative. He always does things well.
Las Sidras, Guatemala
Please be praying with me for a trip we will take to Guatemala later this month! Journey has partnered with a village called Las Sidras for the past three years, and we will be visiting with a small team for the first time since 2019. Our goals are to encourage Pastor Danilo and the growing church, as well as provide basic medical care for families in the village.
I am still building a team of monthly partners and am currently at 87% of my monthly goal! If you are interested, I would be honored to talk with you about joining my partnership team.
Emily Puckett and I will be having an Open House send off on Saturday, August 14th. Be on the lookout for more information next week!
- That preparations to move to Panama would go smoothly
- For good relational time with my family, friends and my church, JCI
- That the ministries in Costa Verde and amongst the Chinese would grow