Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Journey

This is my first post on this blog, although I am not new to blogging. I had a blog before when we were missionaries in Venezuela, but things are changing so much that I wanted to start something fresh. My husband and I have been missionaries for 18 years. We are getting ready to embark on another journey, one which requires more faith on my part. We have been missionaries here in Uruguay for 2 years. We have not seen the results which we had hoped for, prayed for...*sigh* Back before Christmas, Matt began to have a yearning for a field he had thought of before, but had not honestly pursued before: the Army Chaplaincy. These have been 2 anxious, whirlwind months! There is MUCH to do to be able to get into the Army Chaplaincy. First of all, you must have a "religious" endorser. This might seem easy, but it requires a lot of patience and work! After much paperwork and such, Matt is headed soon to his initial interview with the board of whom we hope will be our endorser. That will be exciting! On that trip, he hopes to complete another crucial step: his MEPS (army physical exam). As we are currently on the field, we will be sending out our "change of ministry" letter, probably tomorrow. That is HUGE, as it really means that we are resigning as missionaries. That is kind of sad, after so much time. We are thankful for such awesome supporters and prayer partners as we've had! Another very important thing is education. Matt will have to finish his MDiv, and we are praying that we will be able to go to a seminary in our hometown. That would be awesome! We are very excited (and anxious) about the days ahead. After 16 years of living outside of the U.S., it will be strange to live in our country again. We are looking forward to this new journey though! Join us!


  1. Very exciting! We will be praying as you all go forth on this new and needy mission!

  2. Thanks! So glad to be able to let it out! :)

  3. We are praying for you gys as you start this new phase in your life. God will direct you where HE wasnts you!!