Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thoughts on Assignments

So, 9 and a half months after becoming members, and six months after our first inquiries, we have now been offered an invitation to work in Papua New Guinea. This is a huge answer to prayer. Now we will be able to tell people something when they ask where we are going. It also renews our focus and desire to "get to the field."
I hate discussing money, because I tend to give it too much authority in my life, but the truth is that we cannot accomplish our work for the Lord out of our own resources. We need the prayers and commitments of people who want to see the work of Bible Translation continue. But what I really want is the chance to build relationships and involve others in our journey and work. Those of you who know me well, know that I love to talk and tell of my latest adventure or accomplishment. Whether it is with the Boy Scouts, a difficult computer problem, a great day of shooting archery or a trip we've just taken, I enjoy describing it and bringing it to life for others. I want to bring everyone along with us as we take this path of service. I want you to really see why I feel my abilities and knowledge (all gifts of God) are so necessary to the continuation of this work.
I also want everyone to see how the Lord is guiding and directing Paula in her desire to use her artistic abilities. This is a story yet to be unfolded and discovered. Join us as we discover Paula's great potential to reach people through her art.
If you would like to accompany us on this journey, just let us know. Support comes in the form of prayer mostly, and everyone can offer that. If you are led to help support us financially, please contact us. There are many ways to accomplish this, and we are in need of one-time gifts as well as on-going monthly support.
We want to serve the Lord to the best of our abilities, and we hope and pray you would be felt led to do the same, in whatever capacity He directs you.