Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to know of hell. ~Emily Dickinson
If this blog is the inside of my brain I fear I may be responsible for all Star's ADD qualities after all. Grasshopper mind & all over the place.
For those following along on the Liddy journey: Liddy now has nearly 100% support promised. This is phenomenal. Most missionaries are under supported so a real work of the Lord as Liddy's church has refused to offer financial support. As Dearest said right at the beginning, All it requires is 25 people pledging $20 a month ~ & that is exactly how it has happened!
I know those of you who signed up for the newsletter etc get updates ~ first newsletter in the works now. Once she passed the 80% commitment mark OM committed to sending her. She opened her money tin & found she had enough for her air fare so things are rolling along & the Lord is being more than faithful though as always He has a tendency to have us on tenterhooks until the last seconds!
Also as always, prayer is needed. Most obviously that Lid gets her passport & air fare sorted without problems but she is also committed to 2 short term mission outreaches before her departure in August ~ both over QLD's school holiday period. One is a camp for troubled teens. The other is a week on the Gold Coast outreaching to the Muslim community.
There is also an ongoing problem with Lid's church. I can't say too much but Liddy would really like to resolve this quickly because she needs to be completely focused on getting ready for Chile & not distracted by unnecessary dramas.
I know so many of you have been praying & I thank the Lord for His gracious hand upon us because I know many of you have been following along on this journey for years, over several crashed blogs, the initial acceptance & disappointment when it all fell through, & the waiting & growing of the last 12 months. I know you know the journey. I know the Lord put all those of you who are supporting us prayerfully in place years before we arrived at this moment in time & I am so grateful. Many of you have become dear friends, people I have met & chatted with, people I have e~mailed & skyped. We hold differences in theology, belong to diverse denominations ~ or no denomination at all~ but you have expressed your opinions with courtesy & respect & been faithful to uphold us in prayer. Some of you have never said a dickey~boo, just quietly done it & though I may not know who you are, the Lord does.
Now comes the hardest bit ~ the letting go. Please especially remember Star. My giddy, ditzy little Star would never admit it but she is going to miss her sister terribly, especially at first while we all adjust to the change in our lives.
Oh, & spare a stray though for Star & I tomorrow evening as we negotiate Brisbane streets in peak hour traffic. Oh how I hate thee, Brisbane; let me count the ways... Um, yeah. Still the music will be good.