Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Preparing To Leave

Out of chaos…..

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Comes order….

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I didn’t realize how scattered all my sewing stuff was in this two room apartment until I gathered it all up from under the bed, in the corners, and behind the recliners and dumped it all on the couch in the “big living room.”  I sorted, discarded (yes I did discard some stuff I promise!), folded, and found spots for all of it.  Now it waits to be packed into the car for the journey later this week.

Friday morning after breakfast we will head for home after four months here at UMCOR Sager Brown.  This is obviously the longest mission trip we’ve ever done but I can honestly say it has been the best.  We have fallen in love with this mission, meaning the place, and with the mission, meaning the work.  We have made friends who have become our family away from home and who have worked with us, prayed with us, and laughed with us.  We have done work that changes peoples lives for the better.  And God smiled on us as a parting gift this weekend.  How beautiful is His work!

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7 comments:

Jacquie said...

I can't believe it's already been 4 months! I'm sure you were blessed and you blessed many while you were there! Have a safe trip home.

Sandy said...

What a great accomplishment. Beautiful rainbow, God is good!

Lori said...

I almost said "good job done" but I'll bet you're not done. :) Have a safe trip back home! On a side note: it doens't look like we're going to get your way this fall. :( Not enough time to go that far.

Cindy - Letters From Midlife said...

It's been fun following your journey. I'll bet you'll be happy to be back home though!

Tracy P. said...

Ah, Marlene. Bittersweet. Now another big chunk of your heart to leave behind. Heaven will be the most blessed for those who have dared to scatter their hearts wherever the Spirit leads them. I believe all those pieces will be reunited for eternity!

I hope you are telling your dear ones there about your blog. They will love keeping up with you.

Blessings to YOU, Marlene!

Marge said...

It's over already? Seems the time went fast, but then, we were volunteer campground hosts for only 9 weeks and that flew by quickly too. You are a blessing to so many. I pray God's blessings on you, too!

Valerie said...

I admire you so much for all that you do. I love the rainbow. It was just a little bonus.