In seven days our first four year term as overseas missionaries comes to an end. It flew by. Most missionaries don't make it this far, and even less leave the first term with plans of returning.
We made it and we're coming back. But only because of God's grace.
I grew up on the mission field and this helped so much, but I still learned a lot.
1. I'm not one of those women who can balance "ministry" with family. Womens Bible studies, prayer groups, one on one discipleship...all those things will have to wait. I have a family to raise. Maybe in 20 years?
2. Apart from my relationship with God, my marriage is more important than anything else. If that relationship fails, everything else does too.
3. I still hate packing.
4. Saying goodbye doesn't get easier.
5. Plans change.
6. God is in control.
And probably the biggest thing I learned this term...
7. I don't know anything.
I still have so much to learn.