A year ago it was all an idea, an idea of which I wasn’t even aware. Leave? Leave Bethany and my nice comfortable life? Leave my family? Leave the amazing support network God has given me? Leave New Life Christian Academy and the students who had become surrogate nieces and nephews to me?
The surreal journey is now becoming a reality. God has provided many miracles the last two weeks as I’ve prepared to move. God has put many angels in my life from mechanics, to doctors, to appliance repairmen, to a rebuilt laptop. Thousands of dollars of goods and services provided for next-to-nothing. Why am I surprised? The last fifteen years I’ve watched God stretch my money in amazing ways. Here’s my plug for putting Him first in every area including your finances.
Well, today the first step toward leaving began. Here I sit in Denver waiting for a flight to San Jose, Costa Rica, where I’ll be studying Spanish for eight weeks. Spanish, seven hours a day, five days a week, three hours a night of homework – sounds like the revenge of all my former students.
I’d love to say the good-byes were easy. They never have been for me and today was no exception. However, I know my family is in great hands. I know so many of you are already surrounding Sarah and Daniel with love, prayers, and support. Thanks for making the leaving a little easier.