My devotion this morning was on Proverbs 3:5-6. The whole trusting in the Lord and leaning not on MY understanding is hard medicine to swallow at times. I am all for trusting in the Lord as long as I can intellectually connect with what God wants me to trust Him for. That is not where we are right now. We are in a place of trusting God for what He is doing in our family.
We are in Florida where the kids are in school. They are all doing well. The issues that we discovered are being addressed and all the kids are really working hard to get caught up. Justice is at home with Joy and we have extended her visa until June. By then, we hope to have her status changed to a more permanant designation.
Luke left this past weekend for Australia. He arrived safely and is trying to get settled in to the new culture and not having mom around. He is living in college housing with 3 room mates and starts classes at Hillsong Leadership College in two weeks. Joy is handling the transition fairly well but misses her baby Luke.
I am working part time and trying to find a job. We thought we would be doing something ministry oriented by now but God has not opened that door. I am continuing to search for a position with an optometry practice somewhere that I have a license to practice...which is not in FL.
Joy is doing better too. She has had issues with a herniated nerve in her back but she is getting around better.
New Vision Ministries is being handled in Haiti by two missionary families. Dr. Dennis and Sara Cowley are back in Haiti and working with the eye clinics and the daily operations of the ministry. Dr. Tom and Carolyn Hatten are handling all the medical clinics as well as the orphanage. It is amazing how God has sent those families to take over the operations in Haiti. We feel that the future of the ministry is bright but it is definitely not easy times. There are always obstacles that come up and the finances are never enough. I hope to get the chance to help raise awareness for needs on this side while the missionaries there handle things on the Haiti side.
We are trying to make things more efficient and effective too. We have a team coordinator, Pastor Will Hatten, that is working to get all trips organized and effective. The board of New Vision had the chance to meet with Dr. Tom and Carolyn at our annual board meeting and feel that they will be able to help Dr. Dennis and Sara advance the ministry with the type of Godly leadership the ministry needs.
We want to thank you all for your prayers and support of our family and the ministry. We continue to need your prayers and Haiti continues to need your support as we try to continue to impact the people there and advance God's kingdom.