Yes, July will be a month of adjustment -- Josiah is planning to 'spread his wings' next week and take off for Cody, Wyoming.
As he has shared, "I really sense the Lord leading me to re-direct my time and focus on what He has called me to [mission aviation]. Up until this point I've been able to work on completing my flight hours through our home time/spare time. But I've been praying about pursuing this on a larger scale."
And though we'll miss him tremendously -- we're excited for him, too. He will be staying with some dear friends, working construction, and flying, flying, flying. [smile]
His eventual goal is to enroll in a mission training school in Ohio after completing the 500 hours of flight time required. Please keep him in prayer as he seeks the Lord's best during this time of transition in his life! Currently, we don't know the length of his commitment in Wyoming as it's work-related (we hope to get him back in Nebraska before too long!), but we're trusting the Lord's guidance each step of the way. We will keep you posted!
Another huge prayer request is for our upcoming ministry opportunities as a family. With Mom starting to learn bass guitar and Stephen deepening his vocal range, we're working to fill in the 'gaps' -- though undeniably this will be a stretching time for all of us! Many opportunities to rely on His strength in our weakness!
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord
and He delighteth in his way."
you wonderful big brother of ours!!"