Quarantine = Book Announcement!
Quarantine does have us a little restless, but it has definitely been a valuable time
of settling in, quality time for our family, and pressing into our relationship with the Lord.
Beka was also able to use this time to complete her first Children's Book!
It's a lullaby featuring our very own Abishai that teaches little kids they can enjoy and look forward to sleep without fear because the Lord is our security (Proverbs 3:24, 26
). It portrays rest time as an opportunity to explore the gift of imagination.
Naps is now live on Amazon!
You can find out more here
Coming Up Next:
We will be out of quarantine as of Wednesday morning
, March 10 (Hallelujah!!!!).
We'll have a few days to get our bearings on the base and get some things we need in town. Our orientation and language learning starts the following Monday.
We are so excited to begin! What a privilege it is to dedicate our time to learning about and working to understand the people we came here to reach and to serve.
Pray for us to humble our hearts in preparation for this task. We know how easily we get caught up in just trying to fit in, be well-liked, and impress others. But we have been called to lay all that down; to be beginners who are willing to be ourselves, to ask for help and to look foolish at times. Pray that we will be eager to learn and ready to accept LOTS of correction without growing discouraged.
We also know we are adding a huge task to our plate in a place where our regular responsibilities (laundry, food preparation, errands) eat up a much larger chunk of our time than we're used to.
When we grow weary and frustrated, pray for us take our stress and our weakness to the Lord and readily invite his help.
If we are to go after this with excellence, and still give proper priority to our relationship with Him, with each other, and with our son, it will only be by His grace.
Finally, pray that the Lord would use us to show people who He is at every stage of our interaction with them
. Even while our communication is so limited, and even in those rough moments where we have grown frustrated and we have NOT been Christ-like, pray for us! Pray that we would not grow disheartened. Pray that the Lord will use these moments to display what a difference the cross makes in our failures.
Pray that we will yield to him with our whole hearts
- that His humility, joy, courage, and gentleness in us would lay a foundation to explain the precious message of the Gospel down the road.