Yesterday, after the church pot-luck lunch, we all hopped into the momvan and headed three hours north to Oklahoma City. Several weeks ago we got an invitation from my cousin Mac and her husband Nathan to come to OKC and hear about their work in a very large East Asian country which shall remain nameless. We cancelled the usual Sunday night service here at Microscopic Baptist Church so we could drive up and hear about this very exciting ministry. For as long as they've been over there, we have prayed for them by name every single night, so I was glad to get the opportunity to let the kids meet up with who they've prayed for and hear what's going on.
Listening to them was the first teeny glimmer of excitement I've felt in a very long time.
Afterward, we all went out to eat together, and I found out that their church regularly takes groups over there for short-term stuff. There's a possibility that I could go next summer, in fact...
Like I said, it's just a glimmer. Nothing more.
They'll be headed back in January, where they'll be embarking on a new and very exciting project. And we'll still be praying for them every night, even now while they're stateside.