Not Sayonara...Matane! See you later, Japan.
I asked God to give me His heart for Japan. He answered by giving our family His heart for Japan. He reawakened our hearts to missions and changed our career plans to align us with His heart for Japan. We believe we will be back.
We need to faithfully finish his call to minister in the military community....two more years. We have no idea what doors will open or how we will return. Our latest, greatest plan is to come back and get a job at Pizza Hut so we have SOFA status (need that APO box). ::wink:: This is the Gherkin version of retiring and becoming a "Walmart Greeter."
In the meantime, we have some research to do, a language to learn, some plans to discover....and a whole new set of friends and ministry partners to meet at Beale Air Force Base.
I've learned to dance with God not only in the joyful seasons...but in the hard places - the vulnerable places, where there is nothing to trust but God, Himself. He has proven faithful.
I've learned to dance in the rain.
"Lord, through all our generations YOU have been our home." Ps 90:1 Our roots are deepest in Him and not a location. Our home is always with us. HE has been our home.....
Living all of life before the face of God...