So far the house has not sold, and that is our marker for leaving Kamloops! Although we have had a projected leaving date all along, we knew it could certainly be sooner or later. So we will take it one day at a time, as we should at any given time along this journey called "life"! We trust God that He knows when the right time is for us to leave. So when people say "when are you leaving, haven't you left yet, I thought you were leaving on such and such a date", I can say "we are already there" (thanks to good advice from a friend). Truly we are already there, our hearts, our minds, everything but our physical body! We know we have been called, we know that God has laid Angola on our hearts for a reason, and now we will just wait for His timing. One never knows why they are being kept in a place longer than expected, but when we look back we see it and thank God that He is much wiser than we! We do trust His Word and lean heavily on His promises "All things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose", "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness", "Be still and know that I am God", there are many more that point us to WHO is in control and WHO we should trust in! Our biggest concern is that ALL Glory and Honour go to our Heavenly Father, and that in the end He is made much of and we are not! So in saying all of this, if it takes 2 weeks, 2 months, or longer... We will trust in God and continue to work out our salvation with fear and trembling.
Saturday night Pete's coworkers gave him an excellent going away party, even though they do not know when exactly we will go away! It was a wonderful evening of reminiscing and talking with one another. They were also very generous in their giving, and we thank them for that.
Sunday morning our church gave us a commissioning service. They have sent us off with a powerful blessing and we know they will support us in our call. They are our family and we truly appreciate each and everyone one of them. We are also thankful to those who do not attend our church who came to share in this special day! It was so encouraging and really lifted our spirits, we feel so blessed to have so many amazing friends. Thank you Fred for coming on the bus from Vancouver, for bringing Micah, and for your message... We wish we could have spent more time with you! Thank you Zach for your message and for your passion and encouragement. Thank you to all of you who came to the service. Thank you to those who delivered such a fantastic luncheon, thanks for your hard work and dedication.
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Charlene, for the rest of the gang!