How Did This Happen?

I (Dana) am getting this question a lot lately “How did this happen?” No, we are not having a baby….Yes, we are moving half way around the world – to Africa.

To some this idea of us moving to Africa is nearly as bizarre as us having a baby in our mid 40’s! Why is it that? Have we (professing Christians) become so comfortable with our lives that glorify ourselves that we have forgotten the great commission? Why is it that our professing Christian community thinks it is so “radical” to give our lives completely over to God and his plans for our lives?  I don’t feel that what I am doing is radical or crazy (“crazy”, yes I have gotten that one).   It is just what God has called me to.  It is a simple answer that has so many questions that go with it though.  I try to answer them as best I can, but the truth is there is not much I know about my future.  I don’t know when (or if) we will sell our house and then where we will live before leaving.  I don’t know where Griffin is going to live?  I have no idea what to take with me and what to give away (I will be having a huge garage sale I am sure!) I have no set date nor good guess right now of when we will move to Ghana.  God is in control of the timeline.  The one thing I do know is that I am content in being in his will, which I might add is better than being out of it (I can speak from experience!) There is joy and contentment and yes sometimes a little fear as I continue on this journey to Ghana.  But, I am so thankful that God has saved me and I can’t think of any other way to thank him then to be obedient to the call He gave to make his Son known among the nations.

“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24

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3 Responses to How Did This Happen?

  1. Brodie Brown says:

    God’s ways do not make sense to this world. Keep following his lead and being obedient servants. You guys rock!

  2. Dawn Koehler says:

    So excited for you guys! We will continue to pray and can’t wait to see how the Lord works His plan!

  3. Jan says:

    Can I just say … I am so excited to see God work in you!! and I feel so very privileged to count you among my friends! The safest place in the whole wide world is IN THE WILL OF GOD!!

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