5.12.2009

Goodbye Panama...

Eric and I have made the prayerful decision to leave Panama and move back to California. We are so thankful that the Lord led us to serve with Calvary Chapel Panama for a season, and now we are excited as we learn to follow God's leading... even if the timing is different than what we had originally expected.

I traveled back to California nearly two weeks ago with my mom, daughter, 6 suitcases, 5 carry-ons, 1 stroller, 1 carseat and a dog! Eric remains in Panama until mid-June to finish teaching this semester of Bible College and to help smooth the transition.

Since arriving back, I have been filled with peace and blessing (and my morning sickness is finally gone!) Eric is confirmed in our decision, and is also very much at peace with moving on to something new... whatever God decides that might be.

We want to thank all of you for your diligent prayers and support over the past year and half. We truly are blessed to have served for a time, and will always hold the people of Panama close to our hearts. We will continue to pray for the church in Panama and we hope you do the same! God is doing big and mighty things in the hearts of the people there!

In our immediate future, we will settle back in our hometown of Murrieta/Temecula and Eric plans to attend school and I will continue to expand my web design business and enjoy being home with my babies.

We also learned today that the baby we are expecting in October, is a little boy! Eric of course is overjoyed, and I am so blessed that God has trusted us with another precious child! I can't wait to meet my son!

Please pray for our family during this time of transition... it was step of faith to leave our home and move to a foreign land, and it is also in faith that we move back... and wait on the Lord for the next step.

7 comments:

Angel said...

I am praying for your transitition, I hopethough this doesn't mean you are closing your blog! Getting to know you though your blog has been great!

Lindsey said...

No worries! I started this blog long before the move to Panama, and we're not going anywhere! :)

Paige said...

A boy? That is so exciting! I was sure you were having a little girl...although I have about a 50% baby guessing success record. Hooray for baby boy! And hooray that you guys are so at peace about your move back to the states, we are so glad you are back! Although we still wish you were closer. =)

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

This is my first time visiting your blog, and after reading this one post, I love you already. I just love a girl who walks in faith. My prayers are for your God-given journey home to whatever He has for you there. :)

{Congrats on your new son, too!}

The Farmer Files said...

Congratulations...and woo wee...surprised to read about the big move! I am so glad that you made it back safe and sound, even if you were weighted down. You are going to LOVE having a little boy!

Barb said...

Yay! Congrats on the boy! Glad to hear you made it back to California safely. :o)

Bradpetehoops said...

Very nice pictures children of God.