Amy and I have been called by God to serve Him full time at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa. We are eager to get there, but understand there is process and training necessary to serve in another culture. We started the application process with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in May of 2014 and have been progressing through their requirements and interviews over the last 15 months. While this may seem a long time, as is usually the case, God's timing prevails. He has taught us many things through the process and will continue as we progress to working at Bongolo.
We sold our house and moved to a condo a few months back. We are getting settled in and continue to "downsize" and get rid of our "junk". This summer we also completed medical exams, personality assessments, and language learning assessments. I have no idea how I scored "above-average" on the this test.
The next step is our final interview with the CMA. It is with the International Ministries leadership and will be held in Lexington, KY on August 18 from 9a-12noon. Please pray for our preparations for the August 18 interview. Also pray for the interview, specifically that we would communicate our calling and answer any questions clearly.
There are still many steps until we see God's calling fulfilled. We remain obedient to the call and simply concentrate on the next step. That's all God asks of us. He will work out the details.
Thank you for your prayers, counsel, and support to date. We may be the ones heading overseas, but you all are a much needed and significant part of our ministry. Join us on this journey. God bless you as you surrender to Him daily.
"How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “ How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!" --Romans 10:14-15