First, I wanted to say I'm very thankful for all the prayers for our family during this adjustment to living in Bolivia. I have to confess that the first week or so we were here, I was shocked by such massive change in culture. I know that Carla has shared a lot of the culture with you on other blogs. Psalm 27:14 says "Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the Lord." He has definitely strengthened my heart during this time. The Lord has drawn us together as a family. Which in turn has challenged has challenged Carla and I as parents to be more aware of our children's hearts. He is such a mighty God. He knows just what we need! On the way here we spent an afternoon in Guadalajara, Mexico with our dear friends, Steve and Linda Montgomery. Steve Challenged me to be a learner. We have much learning ahead of us!
|Steve and Linda with daughter Elizabeth and her husband Pepe||, Emma & Caleb|
I will leave you with this thought the I read in one of Isobel Kuhn's books. It seemed very fitting for our transition here. "Nothing strengthens us so much as isolation and transplantation...under the wholesome demand his soul will put forth all her native vigor. It may not be necessary for us to withdraw from home and friends; but we shall have to withdraw our heart's deepest dependance from all earthly props and supports, if we are to learn what it is to trust simply and absolutely on the eternal God."