Since the last blog update, we have received a plethora of new news, some good some bad. First, the Good: For those of you who may not know, Convoy of Hope International (COHI) – the Convoy of Hope based in the states that is known for children’s feeding initiatives and disaster response all over the world – and Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU) – the Convoy of Hope Lindsey and I will be working for that focuses on Europe – are becoming much closer and working together in a larger extent than in the past. It’s a really cool thing happening and means the better we know COHI the better off we will be!
So, Lindsey and I had the awesome opportunity to go around COHI to meet the people we will be working with and get to know COHI on a deeper level. It was really an incredible opportunity and we are very thankful for it. It revealed to us that God’s timing makes sense and His delays are not without reason. We were expecting to get my VISA the week after we got back, which leads me to the bad news!
The Bad: After an extra week of waiting from the date the Belgian Consulate originally gave us, we called and were informed that it would actually be another three weeks…. At least. This was a very disheartening piece of news since we were prepared to be gone well before then. So, if you’re reading this, your prayers for speedier than expected VISA and patience/peace for us would be greatly appreciated. We know in our heads that God’s timing is perfect and He knows what he is doing, but it is still very tough when it feels like our departure date just keeps moving further and further back. But, despite the setback, we are thankful it means more time with family and friends and are going to be making the most of it.
This has really become about what is going on here and what is happening with us, and we don’t like that. The blog was made to keep you up to date with what is going on in Europe and to show how God is moving there. So, with that in mind, here is a reminder of the vast need/opportunity of the refugees in Europe: there are well over a million people across Europe that not only have incredibly physical needs, but have also never even heard the Gospel before. This need is far greater than ours, so please, above us, remember them in your prayers.