Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Plans are Changing... Again

Well, my life is changing... AGAIN! About three months ago, I had a few meetings with LBT, and we discussed the details of my assignment. They were uncomfortable with my level of commitment because of my budding courtship. They told me that I needed to commit to more than one term or consider resignation. After several weeks of discussion and prayer, I resigned from LBT. I have not and still do not have peace in commiting to more than one term at this time. Unfortunately there are no short term or home staff options for me so I'm seeking the Lord for the next step. I have sent my last prayer letter which is linked here or on the side under "My Journey." I look forward to serving overseas, Lord willing. I've been waiting to go for about six years, and God is still saying, "Not now."

In the midst of all these changes, I met Joshua at a Wycliffe Bible Translators meeting. This is all pretty exciting AND unexpected. God is doing something BIG! See pictures of us here.

I am hoping to continue working on my master's degree in linguistics by taking the Literacy Megacourse this summer at SIL at the University of North Dakota. This will give me training to be a Literacy Specialist. Josh is also going this summer to begin his studies in linguistics!!! Then, who knows? I have quite a few options... I could finish my M.A. in TX or stay in MN. I would love to finish my degree, but Josh is a fabulous reason to stick around for a while. Hmm... more to come on this story.


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This is a crazy time of unexpected transitions, but He is so good! Thank you for standing with me in prayer.


  1. Wow dang.
    That's pretty awesome. I'm so glad God made his will clear to you. I wish very much to visit UND this summer, but I doubt that it will be possible. Perhaps though! I'd love the chance to say howdy and meet this fella.


  2. don't people always say that plans never seem to go the way you want them to? they always keep changing. i'm happy that you've met this wonderful guy and i wish you both all the best, where ever and whatever you plan to do in the future!

  3. Ruthie!! I'm so happy for you! I guess it was never meant for us to be neighbours in Africa, from either side... :)

    And since you'll be so close, in SIL, do you and Josh have any interest in visiting Winnipeg? ;) I'd love to see you!

  4. Thanks, Leslie! I love your little messages here and there. I would love to hear more about your life!!

    Karen! I'm so excited to tell Josh that we should go up to Winnipeg! Are you going to be there all summer? Yesssssssssss.


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