On July 12, we went to commissioning with Eastern Mennonite Missions. Since it is a distance for most of the people in our church and our friends, we are having one at our church on July 26. (and encourage everyone to come then!)
It was meaningful to catch up with EMM staff again. Some people we haven't seen in a year. We were able to see our supervisors, and meet some of their family. ( who are also going to Belize and will be about an hour away from us)
Nancy Marshall, who we will be directly working with us in Belize was also there with her daughter. It was so good to see them again.
Spring's sister Summer and our pastoral care leaders from our MST Joel and Heidi were at commissioning to pray for us. If you notice in the pictures that some of our children are missing, that's because they were. Abigail and Zion stayed home sick.
The speaker encouraged us that there is not a divide between those "sending" and those "going". We are all doing both at the same time. I personally have a conviction about this. My mission field is in front of me all of the time... Sellersville streets, the DF of Mexico, or Orange Walk Belize. We must all bloom where we are planted and continue to do what God has called us to. We enjoy supporting others in their goals as well. We have been supporting traditional missionaries as well as family friends who are in the process of adopting their 9th child from China. I would love to know that my calling has encouraged you on your journey!
Thank you to all who are praying for us and following our journey. We look forward with anticipation for the journey ahead of us.
If you would like to join us, we are having commissioning at our church
July 26 2015
Hopewell Christian Fellowship Telford
601 Hunsicker Road
During the 9 and 11 am services
I will leave with the words of the speaker. He was speaking of being in mission: "Is there any better way to live?"