Thursday, April 14, 2011

God is Bigger

Do you ever have so many needs that you wonder how in the world they are going to be fulfilled? Or then you think that maybe they don't matter and are not as important as the needs of the starving around the world. And maybe they aren't. And do you wonder "what is a need and what is a want anyway?"

There is a lot of gray in our lives and we often live in that gray space. However, this weekend God showed up in a BIG way and made it clear that he wants us back in Mexico as soon as possible!

Friday morning we left for Ohio to visit some supporters and speak at a church. We spent the afternoon with some close missionary friends and laughed and encouraged one another. To be quite honest as missionaries we need a lot of encouragement and the joy of being with other missionaries is priceless.

We then headed to spend the rest of the weekend with some other supporters who have become like family to us. We enjoyed every moment with them as we laughed, cried, and shared with them. God continued to provide...

One of those silly things that we don't know if we "needed" or "wanted" was a car top carrier to use to take things to Mexico. We've been asked to take things to an orphanage and many other articles and our vehicle is not expandable. So we felt like the car top carrier was necessary, but we didn't have the money to buy one. God did though and Saturday he gave us a practically new one through a wonderful older couple that felt they should give it to us.

On Sunday we shared at Cornerstone Community church and had the opportunity not only to see one of our missionary friends from Mexico there, but also one of our supporters. In addition, we made new friends and felt the Holy Spirit's presence in the service.

But God didn't stop there. He continued to provide and through a meeting later that afternoon God provided a huge amount of support for us through the generosity of a man who has a passion to support young missionaries. As I, Jennifer, write this post tears fill my eyes as I think about how much God has done in such a short amount of time, how much bigger God is than our fears, doubts, and worries, and how he accomplishes his will through the generosity and love of others.

PICTURES: From our travels to Ohio!

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