a year ago today

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A year ago this morning, our little family put our feet on Australia soil, er concrete, for the first time. Oh, the range of emotions I have on this anniversary!

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I have this picture, above, in our bedroom and the kids love looking at it, picking out faces. Thank you, friends who came to send us off before we and our 17(?) bags headed to the Land of Tomorrow. What community we have in Orlando and often long for.

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Oh, that was a hard goodbye for my heart at the airport.

And that flight. Whew! We’d lost some hearing, we’re sure, with Joshua’s screaming for a huge chunk of the trip. Can I say thank you again to all you who signed up and prayed for us to get here in one piece and with our sanity still in tact? It was hard but–holy cow–it’d have been a complete disaster had people not been praying. Thank you. (How far Joshua and his speech has come in a year!)

It’s wild to read about our first day in Australia. I’m hoping for some time to be quiet and journal and pray and listen to what God might say to my heart as I think about this past year.


7 thoughts on “a year ago today

  1. Linda kreimeyer September 16, 2015 / 10:02 pm

    Blessings abound! Friends who uphold you and your family with prayer; blessings God has showered down to you in ‘the Land of Tomorrow,’ and the blessings that God has led you be to those you have come in contact with during this past year.

  2. Judy Lewis September 16, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    I’m so proud of you, Angie. This journey of faith has been one for the books. I love you!

  3. Rita Bring September 17, 2015 / 12:31 am

    So very glad you sent this to us – AND so very glad that your family is having a wonderful experience sharing the love of Jesus “here and there” ….

  4. Karen Naramore September 17, 2015 / 8:26 am

    rejoicing with you and your family Scott and Angie upon this anniversary of launch of a ministry to the Australian people. May God bring the increase as you keep fighting the good fight!

  5. melbabentley1 September 17, 2015 / 11:42 am

    What a blessing for Jesus (and the world) for the people you have & will reach with his Word!!!!
    Love, Melba/Mom/Nana

  6. Hallie September 18, 2015 / 5:08 am

    Can’t believe it’s been a year. I remember watching my email each day, so excited to hear your next update! Praying for you!

  7. Sherry Cumpstone September 21, 2015 / 10:41 pm

    Wow—and I just read about your first day there—I’m exhausted! So grateful that you and Scott know the Lord and can depend on Him to get you through each day. You will have many crowns for this unbelievable labor of love in serving the Australian team. Blessings for another year!

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