Sunday, June 27, 2010
Looking back.... Pressing forward. Two years completed!
There are many missionaries who embark this similar journey not knowing where they are going but knowing that God is with them. Many missionaries get to their location and ministry and are miserable there but having sold everything, raised support and made a time commitment- they just stick to it. We are so blessed to be able to say that this has not been our experience. Yes, of course we have had our share of hardships but nothing that would make us want to pack our bags and leave or count the days til our commitment is over. This place of ministry has been a great fit for our family. Our school is considered one of the top schools here in Quito even though its a missionary school. So Ethan is getting a wonderful education, Aiden was offered a scholarship at an excellent preschool, Ben loves his job teaching 6th graders, mentoring and discipling students who have never heard the gospel, to be able to reach out to street children as a family and I love the variety of work in my counseling position.
Our constant struggle is looking back at our life, family and friends that we left in the states but the Lord gives us strength to press forward and to be content in the present. We count our blessings as we look back at 2 great years of ministry completed here in Quito. You are part of those blessings we count because as you know it would not have been possible without you.