2 months

We’ve officially be in Colombia for a little over two months. Time is a funny thing. On one hand it feels like we’ve been back in Colombia for much longer than two months. We’ve settled into our house, the boys have gotten into a routine at school, ministry plans have been made, meetings have taken place, visitors have come and gone. And then on the other hand we are aware that we are still finding our rhythm, we are still making new friends, getting to know our new neighborhood, stepping into new ministry roles. So much familiar and yet so much new.

Just this morning our first visitors from the USA left after a brief weekend visit and our boys went back to school after a week-long October break. Sitting in the silence of the house this morning, I found myself longing for activity and noise, and yet I was reminded that what I really needed was to sit and be quiet. It was as if God was inviting me to thank him for the familiar and trust him with the new. And I am thankful. I’m thankful for the ways we’ve seen God at work through people and ministries here in Colombia. I’m thankful to be a part of a team that serves with passion and commitment. I’m thankful for palm trees and mountains. I’m thankful for arepas and mora juice. I’m thankful for the opportunity we had to share with the representatives from Covenant World Relief and for the partnership we have with them here in Colombia. And I trust God with the ways he will use us in Colombia to develop leaders, to join people on their journey with God, to equip people to be agents of peace and reconciliation. I trust God that he will continue to deepen friendships and bring new friends in our lives. I trust that God will continue to work in our boys lives as they continue to adapt to their new environment. I trust God even when missing family and friends and the changing seasons back in the USA.

Two months of growth, change, and learning. Two months of new and familiar. Here are a few pictures that capture some of our latest experiences.

Living in the mountains always provides for some beautiful views

Living in the mountains always provides for some beautiful views

Entertaining family and friends is a joy

Entertaining family and friends is a joy

Rollerskating classes were a success!

Rollerskating classes were a success!

With friends from Covenant World Relief, visiting the Granizal neighborhood and Covenant Church

With friends from Covenant World Relief, visiting the Granizal neighborhood and Covenant Church

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  1. Katie, I enjoy reading your blog but this time I felt you were more personal in your sharing which is what I have been waiting for so I better know how to pray for YOU. Yes, praying for the ministry is important but you as an individual is just as important. I know from experience that lots of activities is good in it’s place, and certainly as a missionary that is an important part of God’s work, but I know from experience we need time everyday to be quiet before the Lord so we can hear Him. “Be still and know that I am God” We can spend all sorts of time in prayer and supplications, but we also need to worship Him (Not the same thing). I will be praying for you to be close to God in your personal relationship so that He will direct your paths as you serve Him in Columbia.

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