Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. - 1 Corinthians 9:25
With the missions conference behind us, the training has begun. It was humbling and still encouraging being surrounded by veteran missionaries during the conference. It is amazing what God has been able to accomplish through these warriors of Christ. Amy and I pray that God can use us in a similar way when we reach Burkina Faso.
I spent the evening reading through the Sheltering Wings handbook tonight. Great insight, and a firm foundation. It makes things so much easier when you have those who have gone ahead of you that you can learn from. We have a lot to learn. The most challenging for me is the french language. Amy and Delaney seem to be picking it up a bit faster than me, but I am the little train that could........
We just finished reading the first book of many in the training process. One thing we have learned from reading and from the wisdom of the veteran missionaries is that the training never ends. We are empty vessels just taking in all that God is giving us at the moment. Feeling almost naive in all that we don't know right now. I pray that God keeps us with this mindset for the rest of our lives.
Amy and I are very excited that so many are sharing this journey with us. Your prayers are not only appreciated, but felt. I look forward to sharing with you each step of the process. God is so good. His amazing grace is the only explanation for this entire opportunity.