#2. Josh and I are planning to move to Jerusalem, Israel, this coming January.
#3. I’m not a liar!
Our decision has certainly not been as abrupt as this post. It’s kind of a long story, so I will be brief. Essentially, we were contacted by CAM (Christian Aid Ministries) earlier this summer. They were wondering if Josh would be interested in filling an administrative assistant position. Our initial reaction was uncertainty. This was a ‘dream come true’ in many ways but the timing and various other factors did not seem quite right. Josh has only one more year of online schooling and did not want to interrupt that too much. I was enrolled and ready to go back for schooling myself. I also wrestled a bit with the thing of “Am I strong enough?” and “Will I be able to be medically followed over there.” Lots of questions and a few concerns, with a small amount of hope thrown in.
We were scheduled to have a meeting with CAM a few weeks later. We were just praying that God would clearly direct us one way or the other through that meeting. A few days before we met, I told Josh, “I really don’t think we will be going.” I was sad but wanted whatever was best.
News Flash: Women’s intuitions are not always accurate!
And all the men said “Amen!”
And I say, “Thank God!”
It turned out to be a wonderful meeting. All of the questions/concerns we brought to them were answered and allayed. Needless to say, we were thrilled! I don’t think we have run into one closed door yet. Josh will need to slow down his schooling, but he should be able to finish it over there since it’s online. I have had a lot of peace about not doing schooling myself at this time. I had wanted to go for Early Childhood Education. It sounds like I may be able to be involved in some kind of Day Care/Kindergarten over there. And the medical system is quite advanced, so we are good on that count as well. And everything else in between has fallen into place. It all still seems very surreal.
We are not required to commit to any amount of time, so it’s rather indefinite. This is how we want it!
Amidst all of the excitement, we obviously feel pain as well when we think of leaving family and community and friends! It hits in waves. And I’m sure the intensity will only increase as the time approaches.
I’ve also dealt with ‘what if’ fears over my health, afraid that something will prevent us from going. But all of these fears are hushed when I recall that it’s in His good heart that I have come to rest. Whatever He wills, it will be okay.
Again, I stand in awe of how He has “brought me out into a place of abundance.” Praise to His name!!
And so we journey on…….