Living Life in the DR

Saturday, June 13, 2015

We’re Here!

It’s really hard to believe that we’ve been here for a whole month! This month has been packed full of  just trying to get settled. We rented an apartment, purchased furniture, bought a vehicle, started Spanish classes and have jumped into our new roles with Freedom International. The biggest obstacle so far has been adjusting to a new culture. I think culture shock is beginning to hit us all! There are definitely those days when we yearn for the comfort and familiarity of “home”. But God continues to reveal to us that this is where He has called us! A song that I’ve been listening to on repeat this past month is called ‘You have Called me Higher” by All Sons and Daughters. Some of the lyrics read…

And I could hold on
I could hold on to who I am and never let You
Change me from the inside
And I could be safe
I could be safe here in Your arms and never leave home
Never let these walls down

But You have called me higher
You have called me deeper
And I'll go where You will lead me Lord
You have called me higher
You have called me deeper
And I'll go where You lead me Lord
Where You lead me
Where You lead me Lord

This song is such a great reminder that God is calling us all into a deeper, intimate relationship with Him. Our paths will look very different from each other but God is calling us to step out in faith and follow faithfully where He is leading each and every one of us. I’ve spent years building up my own walls, creating a safe zone for what I think my life should look like. God is slowly tearing those walls down and teaching me to trust Him wholeheartedly. And while it’s terrifying at times, I’m realizing that there’s no better place to be than in His will!

We currently stand at 98.4% of our reoccurring monthly income! It takes my breath away and brings me to tears every time I look at that number. A year ago, I never would have imagined that we would be living here in the DR at this point. God continues to show me that nothing is too big for Him! We are so thankful for His provision and for all of you whom He has placed on this journey with us! None of this would be possible without you!

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Prayer Requests!

Please keep Gabe and I in your prayers as we continue with our language classes. Pray for patience and discipline!
The girls start school on Monday! Please pray for a good first day and that they would make some new friends!
Pray that we would continue to adjust to our new life in the DR! It’s going to be an ongoing process! 
Pray that we don't let ourselves become "comfortable" here and that we continue to step out in faith as we follow God's calling in our lives!

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