A wise pastor once depicted the journey of life as a man climbing a tree. From the ground, he maps out his course, but ultimately the branches determine his steps. Likewise, when we set out on our God-inspired path ahead of us, the Lord is so faithful to establish each step along the way to accomplish His ultimate plan. So with each step of faith, we can fully trust that He is in control.
Initially, I was planning to move to Galway and serve with New Hope Calvary Chapel Galway. However, the Lord closed those doors, and after much prayer and direction from the Lord, I am in the process of moving to Sligo to help with a new church plant called Calvary Sligo.
With this new direction, there are new challenges. As you are aware, the Coronavirus has delayed many travel plans across the globe, and mine is no exception. I am also finding it difficult to obtain a visa, as has been the case for many before me. After receiving great godly counsel and time spent in prayer, I've decided to pursue entry through a student visa. But as Coronavirus would have it, many schools are not processing enrollment right now. Thankfully one school has reached out to set up an interview for May 11th! I am excited and hopeful.
This season has been full of twists and turns, but with all of the change, the Lord remains Faithful. I have never been so aware of the statement made in Proverbs 16:9, "The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps." God has taken every expectation I may have had, and replaced it with simple faith that He will complete the good work He began in me.
I'm so thankful for every person that has been praying for me, supporting me, and encouraging me. You all have been an enormous blessing.
Things to be praying for:
My interview. Please pray for acceptance into the counseling program that I applied to.
Ministry. As I am still in Colorado, please pray for creativity and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. There are plenty of things to do and people to serve here and now, especially with the Coronavirus pandemic.
Provision. When I eventually do move to Sligo, I will need a place to stay, a means of transportation, etc.
The Tebbe Family. Shawn and Deanna Tebbe recently started the Calvary Sligo church plant. Running a new church plant is challenging, but it is especially challenging during a pandemic. Please pray for strength, creativity, and endurance for them and their family.