As I type this, Ruth is officially headed overseas. She left around 3:30 this morning with loaded suitcases, a heart full of anticipation, and as many hugs as we could give her before saying goodbye!
I'm already envisioning all the adjustments she'll be making in the coming days. Jet lag. Language barriers. Cultural differences. Climate shock (it's currently 23 degrees). New faces and friends. New challenges!
But it is beautiful to see her joy and peace, embracing this new opportunity. Excited for the adventure the Lord has in store. Trusting that He is leading and will give grace for each new stretching experience. Amazing times ahead!
Yesterday the family put in a huge day working in the fields (irrigation season is in full swing), but afterwards, we all got together for a send-off party. Around our house, that means there was an abundance of food, some good-natured teasing and laughter, prayer time, and lots of hugs all around.
Josiah & Abi
Hugging Aunt Ruth
We love you, Ruth!
I know Ruth would covet your prayers today as she travels -- and in the coming weeks as she digs in to life in Mongolia. We look forward to hearing reports as she'll be checking in here on the blog with updates!
"For we are His workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them."