God has been blessing us so much and still sometimes my heart yearns to be back in Lancaster? Dumb heart. Not that I miss the windy, hot desert. I miss my family, the Rideout girls and the Berthiaume clan. I miss grace Chapel (though I cannot tell you how much we really do love this new church, it is an awesome fellowship), I miss my close friends, I miss Hallie. But God’s word is so good and more than enough for me. It has helped me so much this past week, versus like Isaiah 41:13 and Psalm 25:4-5 have been speaking to my heart. I am so glad that I have an Abba father who will take my right hand and lead me.
Now to make me officially girly and totally confusing to my husband, I am also SO stinkin excited! Walking around here makes me call out praises to God for all that He has done, is doing, and will do. God has done a beautiful job, England is breath takingly beautiful. My heart also reaches out to a people that have turned away from God and have willingly given the enemy a stronghold. Learning about the church in Britain breaks my heart. The church is in constant decline and what little people there are coming to the Lord they are not English. It is mostly people who have immigrated to England. I wish I could make them understand that their problems aren’t economical, educational, or ecological. Their problem is one of the heart. Why has the Lord called us to a place that might be lush and green outside but so spiritually dead? What can I do? The answer…nothing; I can do nothing but be faithful to the Lord. So… “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there be any wicked way in me; and lead me in the way of everlasting.”
We have no idea what we are doing but thankfully we serve a King who has already won. Thank you all for praying for us, we feel them. We love you.
The key to our apt...I like that they have keys like this. More pictures coming soon...well when we get our internet :)