Erich called bright and early this morning to let us know that their U-Haul was reserved for 8 a.m. May 30th! He was so excited, especially because he found a $100 off coupon for the rental!
As I listened to his voice, I could tell there was nothing but joy in his voice!
On a very shallow level, I felt a twinge of sadness thinking of Erich and Mallory boxing up their life in Nashville and setting out for Dallas, Texas.
Partly because Dallas seems so far away and partly because I know that this is just the beginning of a journey that will take them all the way to the other side of the world in just two years.
Working as Bible translators on the mission field is not something you can do from home.
It requires learning a language and then being able to put this language in written form.
Once the language has an alphabet, they can begin writing the Bible for the people group they are serving; and this project takes 15 to 20 years.
I take a deep breath as I type those words.
I’m so proud of them both!
So excited for them!
But, I can’t even put into words how much I dread the hugs as they venture off. The first goodbye will be the most difficult. I know that from experience, but I also know that it is never really something you get totally use to doing.
So, a reserved U-Haul has me feeling all sorts of things this morning.
And in a strange way……
Because deep inside I know that God doesn’t place this kind of passion in the hearts of two people without having a big plan and purpose!
And if God is for them…..
WHO CAN BE AGAINST THEM?!?!?
I’ll keep you posted on their big adventures!!!
Please keep them in your prayers!