Mar 8, 2015

Why We Do IT

The short answer = God called us to another country to share Him.

Any other course would have equalled disobedience.
Obedience = love in action.

God desires our obedience more than He desires our sacrifice.  In fact, our sacrifice is completely hollowed out, like a gift bag without a gift inside, if we don't first obey.  Jon and I and our children were called to action to show the love of Christ in a specific way in the Dominican Republic.

It has been a beautiful, transformational, bumpy, faith building, terrifying, humbling ride - one in which the Lord is completely in control of. Amen.  There have been many "I want to get on a plane today" days, but more impactful and beautifully raw than those, are the moments that have kept us here.

These are some of the faces, places and moments that describe why we do it . . .

We get to blow bubbles and LOVE on all kinds of beautiful people. Sure, we could blow bubbles and love on His creation anywhere - but He called us here.  He calls everyone that loves Him to something somewhere.

We get to expose our children daily to loving on others and walking with them in the light of the Lord. The world is BIG and God is BIGGER than broken systems, broken people and our differences.  Sure, we could expose them to this anywhere, but He called us to walk the bumpy streets of the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. This is where our children's global eyes (and ours) have been opened.

He called us to be part of a unique body of believers that LOVES Him and desires to share Him with others. We, as a group and as invidiuals, are actively engaged in sharing the gospel - and sometimes we use words. 

When God called us, He called our families, our churches, our friends, our supporters, our networks of people to enter into what HE is doing.  We are truly blessed to be a part of that.

We do it so that they can do it too! 

We do it because we get to comfort with the same comfort we receive :)
"Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the  comfort we ourselves receive from God." 2 Corinthians 1: 3 - 4
We do NOT do this alone or in our strength (or we WOULD have been on a plane a LONG time ago. Thanks for joining us on the adventure!

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