These last few months have been very challenging for Myron and me. We have been stretched like no other time in our ministry and in our faith. Well, I shouldn't speak for Myron, but for me this is the case. Just 2 days ago, we found out that we will have to move yet again, making this our 3rd house since we arrived in Bolivia a year ago August. While we are definitely not pleased with this, we are also not giving up hope and we know God is in control of this just as He is for so many other things: our finances, our children, the success (or not) of our work here. We are not in control! I have to keep reminding myself of this. This daily surrendering has been a huge lesson for me. When it feels like we keep running headlong into brick walls, God is with us and encouraging us not to give up. When it feels like personalities get in the way of progress, God is there telling us to have grace and forgive. After a 20min. session restraining a 4 year old in a temper tantrum, God is there whispering, "I love you, you are my child. Continue embodying my love to the least of these." After several weeks of no rain, all of a sudden there is a freak thundershower and it is as if God is shouting, "You are never forgotten!" These reminders to me are so true, so significant and exactly what I need to continue on. I hope it is also an encouragement for others who feel close to giving up sometimes. Don't give up! Press on, count the small joys of each day and look for God's hand in them.
So, no matter how long it takes, I will keep trying to pass level 149! (And there will be a great celebration in my house when I do!)