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Monday, August 5, 2013

Praying "BIG" Circles ~ South Sudan

Take a step of faith when God gives you a vision because you trust that the One who gave you the vision is going to make provision. And for the record, if the vision is from God, it will most definitely be beyond your means. 
~Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker

A few months ago we started Praying "BIG" Circles around "BIG" dreams. We started Praying more specifically for where we thought God might be leading us next. Did God want us to continue to be his hands and feet here in Texas, Tennessee, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Haiti, India. All of these countries + states that have a piece of our hearts, all of these amazing countries filled with beautiful people who have lost hope, who are lost & who have never heard the name of an Almighty God who can fill them with hope & give them a peace that passes all understanding. People yearning for Redemption.

And then God gave me a confirmation 'nudge' after only 3 days in South Sudan. I was wrecked for the precious people, wrecked for the war torn country that is recovering gracefully, wrecked for faces with names yearning to learn, to be trained, and then to go on themselves to educate & train. I was wrecked for the orphans & the widows, and for every person that I laid my eyes on. It was an unexplainable feeling. I'd been to Mexico, Haiti, Rwanda, & Ethiopia all of which touched my heart to it's deepest parts, but this was something I'd never felt before and I. Knew. It. Was. God.

We've known since before we were married, over 20+ years that our heart was to be in full time missions. We've always talked about when & where and what it would look like. We've tossed different ideas around, discussed countries, cities, we've suppressed it, shared our 'what if's' with each other, wondered if it would ever happen or if it was just a far-fetched dream & we were crazy to think could actually happen. But then God blatantly begin preparing us. He began sending us on short term mission trips, sending our children with us & soon we realized that nothing is too far-fetched for God.

After Sid's most recent trip to South Sudan in early July, God gave him the same 'nudge', the same confirmation, and the same heart for the people of South Sudan. No doubts. No worries. Giving it ALL to God, knowing & believing that he will work out every detail.

Please join us in praying for God to make the path clear & be in every detail.

Go home. Lock yourself in your room. Kneel down in the middle of the floor, and with a piece of chalk draw a circle around yourself. There, on your knees, pray fervently and brokenly that God would start a revival within that chalk circle.” ~Mark Batterson, The Circle Maker

God has started a revival in our hearts, 
We've said Yes to God... Send Us.

According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it. For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 

~1 Cor 3:10,11

1 comment:

  1. it's an HONOR to send yall! so thrilled that yall said YES to god! expectant for what he's going to do! love yall!!!!