Last year at Faithwalkers (December 27-30, 2010), I felt a desire to do something BIG and to see God work in my family. I wanted to get out of the security of my own little world and do something completely different with my family. This caused me to spend more time seeking God and asking Him for direction. On February 3rd, 2011 - God put it on my heart to pursue going to Africa with our family. He didn't speak audibly to me but it was the closest thing I have experienced of "hearing" God. My husband and kids came together in prayer with me to see what God would have us do. 11 months ago we started our journey together in prayer, asking God to provide all that we would need to go to Africa, if this was truly HIS desire and plan for our family. I have been a Christian for years and to be honest this is the most clear direction I have ever had from God. I don't know why, but God doesn't always give us such a clear vision in all things He is leading us to do. Even though there were days of waiting within this past 11 months, it all has come together EXTREMELY fast. God must have amazing things in store for us!
Tomorrow, the 5 of us will leave for Cameroon, Africa, and we will finally get to see what God has been preparing us for. Thank you so much for your prayers for us. We will try to keep you posted as much as possible.