Stepping Out in Faith

Tomorrow is the day!!! . . . . (hopefully) . . . . There’s still a lot that needs to line up for us, but if everything goes well we should be able to board the plane tomorrow and finally start our journey back to Africa!

We would certainly appreciate your prayers!! Here are some specific ways you can be praying for us . . . .

* COVID TESTS . . . . We’re going today to get Covid tests done. We need SIX negative test results (no false positives, PLEASE!!). We also need the test results to processed quickly, as in, we need PRINTED results in hand before 10:00am tomorrow morning. We’re paying a decent amount to “ensure” 24 hour results, but even with the 24 hour service it’s cutting it pretty close for us. We will literally be getting the results printed ON THE WAY to the airport! So if there’s even 1 positive test result it’s going to be a very short trip. Or if the test results don’t come in time we won’t be able to make the flight either. So lots of prayers needed here!

* PASSPORTS/VISAS TO ARRIVE . . . . We were told last week that the visas have all been granted, but we’re still waiting anxiously for the packet from the Cameroon embassy to arrive in the mail. It is supposed to be mailed out today and shipped over-night to us in order to arrive tomorrow. The problem is, the mail here often doesn’t arrive until 10:00 or 11:00 am . . . and we’re needing to leave by 10:00am at the latest to head to the airport. So again, lots of prayers needed that there would be no delays with the delivery service so that they can arrive in time for us to head to the airport.

* LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS . . . . Today is a busy day for us with last minute errands and final packing. So prayers for us to be able to get everything done that needs to be done.

* GOD’S WILL TO BE DONE . . . . This past week we have been reminded of the story in the book of Joshua where God instructs the priests to carry the Ark of the Covenant into the Jordan river. They had to take those steps in faith and trust God to do a mighty work. And He did! The water from the Jordan river stopped flowing and they were all able to cross over on dry ground . . . but the water’s didn’t stop until AFTER the priest took that first step into the water.

That’s where we feel we are at right now. Whenever we ask for God’s guidance and direction we continue to feel Him urging us to step forward. A lot of things still feel impossible, and there’s certainly a lot of things that could still go wrong to prevent us from going to Cameroon. But we also know that whether or not we go tomorrow has NOTHING to do with circumstances and EVERYTHING to do with God’s will and purpose for us. So we’re stepping out in faith and trusting Him for a miracle!

“And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the LORD – the Lord of all the earth – set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap.” (Joshua 3: 13)