Monday, June 23, 2008

More goodbyes....

We heard Him call you out and by faith we had no doubt.
We knew that you must follow and obey.

Though you're answering a call, I can't help but think of all
The times when you weren't so far away...

But when I pray for you the way I often do,
and when I think of you each and every day.

Though it seems we're far apart, I know within my heart,
We'll be together when I pray.

God will work all things for our good,
He gives us strength just like He said He would.

On my knees you're not so far away,
Cause I'm closest to you when I start to pray!

"Wherefore also we pray always for you,
that our God would count you worthy of this calling,
and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness,
and the work of faith with power:"

2 Thes 1:11


Margaret Neufeld said...

Keeping you in my prayers.

Rowe Family said...

Rachel and Bethany, I am so excited for you! The Lord bless you. I will be praying hard for you. I am confidant that the Lord will use you mightily as you surrender this work to Him! Can't wait to see some of the ways He will use you!

All the rest of you at home, I am praying for you too, that you will have strength for all the extra tasks and for comfort when this separation really hurts.
Your family has an amazing testimony! You are such an encouragement to me.


you know who said...

you had to put the picture of me on. and it just so hapens to be when I was playing with my hat...

Lesley said...

Praying for you Rachel and Bethany! May the Lord bless your travels and ministry!!! Looking forward to hearing all about it when you return!
Keeping the rest of the Wissmanns in our prayers too! It can be hard at times to watch them go but so wonderful to know they're following the Lord's leading!

Anonymous said...

i'll be praying for bethany and rachel and for everyone back at home. i might just have to call elizabeth and ruth when i start missing nicole while she's in china. love you guys! tiff

Serena said...

Praying for you, Hope you have an awsome time and learn alot!!

Desiree said...

Hope you will have a blessed time.I will keep them in my prayers

Lady Ruth Ann said...

how precious!! The words, the pictures...the closeness & tenderness of the moment & the day. :) Thank you for taking the time to post, it is beautiful. The picture of Josiah & Rachel is too sweet for words - and I love the picture of Rachel, Bethany & Charissa. I bet you'll miss that precious little bundle a whole lot!! Looking forward to all the updates!! :)

Anonymous said...

We'll definitely be praying!
JConner Ps.71:16

Anonymous said...

I will be praying! I hope everything goes well!


Stephanie said...

I'll be praying for you. May God pour out His richest blessings upon you as you spend this time in service for Him.

Anonymous said...

All the best to you both, and have a safe trip. Will there be a guest poster on here while you're away?

~Tori~ said...

I know that it will be difficult for you two and your family to be separated for that long of a time! I will be praying for the both of you - have a great trip!

Kay said...

It was lovely to hear the family singing and share hugs today (July 4) but we did miss the "missing 3".

We're praying for all of you.

Kay & Rick Ficken