Transition is always hard. But this time, it feels extra hard. We feel like we did not leave the US well. We missed saying goodbye to so many people and we rushed when packing so much that we forgot several things.
When we arrived, we had to move into a small apartment since our house is still being repaired and our belonging are spread out in several garages, so finding things has been a full time job. On top of that, I have been dealing with problem after problem at Grace Gardens.
Lately I feel like I am failing at most everything. I am behind on blog posts, prayer e-mails, thank you notes, newsletters, paperwork, and most everything else including sleep.
Today, I spent most of the day at the hospital with a very sick eleven year old girl from Grace Gardens. While I was there I got a phone call from another missionary who had a woman in front of her who was a prostitute that wanted to give up her 3 year old son because she could not feed him. The missionary wanted to know if we would take the boy. I said we would, but I would much rather take the mom and the boy. The women fell to the ground crying and cried out to God and said, “You have heard my prayers and you have had mercy on me!”
Cynthia and her son Patrick are now grateful residents of Grace Gardens. Yes, I am still behind on everything. I pray I will catch up, but today I am OK with where I am at and what I am doing. Today, Cynthia reminded me to put my problems in prospective. And, today Cynthia reminded me what an honor it is to be a part of Grace Gardens and to be a part of God answering prayers.
For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Cor. 12:10