Our gaze is drawn to horizons unknown
The future always is
The sails are turning to sounded seas
But who knows what storms will come
The boom flounders as the wind whips in the jibe
Are we here? Are we there?
Sometimes its hard to tell
But we know who shapes and funnels the power that drives the vessel
We know who brings his gifts of grace, dolphins at the prow
Signs of His presence, His beauty
And so we ride the waves, eager for the sunrise’s horizon
As many of you know, we’re gearing up to return to Uganda at the end of April for an additional two years (and who knows how many more?!). Last month we met with the Committee on Foreign Missions (CFM) of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), who approved us to receive a promotion! The OPC runs the mission in Karamoja and works in Mbale. Our new title will be Associate Missionary. Our former position was intended for people who serve for two years or less. We’ve already exceeded that time frame and apparently they’re not sick of us yet! The details are yet to be worked out, but at minimum it means that we will have a seat at the table for decisions made at the mission. Functionally not much will change. Christopher hopes to continue administering the clinic and I will continue with finances. Christopher is not considering seminary and we still raise our own funds to serve there (here’s my one plug, if you’re interested in supporting us financially visit our Support page). With the official decision and the clock ticking, we can’t help but begin counting pounds of stuff to pack and getting serious about our to-do lists.
Please pray for all the details in leaving life here and picking it back up in Uganda. Pray for the coming goodbyes and the ability to be present wherever we are. Thank you all for your support, prayers and friendship. We return to the field very full! Thanks be to the Bread of Life!