are filled with anticipation. March is almost here and our departure time is just around the corner. I’ve deactivated my Facebook for the time being, I need to focus on the task at hand, no distractions. I’ve been pouring over my Bible, trying to draw from it every ounce of strength and guidance that I can. I came across a verse over the weekend at a women’s conference and I’ve been holding onto it.
It’s in Acts- Chapter 9 verse 6, when Saul is being transformed into Paul. Jesus says to him,
“Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
That’s how I feel about this trip. I feel like we needed to just get up and go, and I am p.r.a.y.i.n.g. God tells us what to do when we get there. If I may ask my friends who are reading this to lift Matthew and I up in prayer. I pray we have ears to hear, eyes to see, and renewed minds to understand God’s beautiful will. Pray for our hearts as it will ache us to leave our son behind for these 9 days (though he will be in the loving care of his grandparents). Help us to trust that God will keep him safe and comforted while we are away as this will be his first time without both of us for more than a weekend. And lastly, I ask for prayer through our preparations. That we remember to not only pack our bags, but prepare our hearts and minds for this journey. I pray we are in the Word and praising and trusting God so much leading up to this trip that the week we are gone is just an overflow of all the love we will have stored up, just an outpouring of God’s love on the Japanese people. Help us to spiritually fill up for this trip so we can spill over into them. Thank you for your prayers dear friends. I’ll post with some more requests and praises soon. We’re praying for you all too and thanking God for you faithful hearts! -K