23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
Here we are at 10:30 last night at the O’hare International terminal saying goodbye to Caleb and Lindsey for a year. They boarded their plane around midnight and flew out around 12:30. It was a time mixed with great joy and grief. The great joy comes from the heart that Caleb and Lindsey share to do the will of God wherever that Will takes them. Our hearts overflow with joy to know that our son and his wife are stepping into an opportunity to live and share Christ with people who have never heard His name.
All Christian parents should wish this for their children. Instead of chasing the illusive riches of this world they are chasing the eternal riches of heaven. Their lives are set like an arrow toward the target of Thailand to see what God has for them in the Asian world. We know this could be the full direction of their lives and therein lies the grief. To be that far from family is not easy. So we chose to focus on the joy of them following the clear will of God and in that we greatly rejoice.
We began praying for both Caleb and Lindsey (though we did not know her yet) when they were born. We prayed they would come to know Christ and would seek His will for their lives. Last night was an answer to that prayer. The time of transition is both exciting and fearful. Pray with us for them that God will show HImself near and open unique doors for them. Pray for their safety and for wisdom in all of their steps. Pray for Lindsey as she is the first of her family to live so far away from South Bend and for her mom. Pray for them as they start their new job teaching English to Thai children. Pray for unique and clear opportunities to tell them of Jesus.
Tonight is our regular prayer time. Our church, our community, our country and our world needs our prayers. We need the wisdom of God to build His church His way. We are begging God for His wisdom and guidance.
If you are sending your children to camp we are going to need registrations soon. If you would like to sponsor a child for camp we have children and teens who needs sponsorship.
Have a great day in the Lord ,