My blog has been quiet and there is a reason. We have been packing this week. Our airplane takes off tomorrow at 7:00am from our lovely, comfortable little city of Simferopol.... our home.
And where are we headed, you ask? We are leaving for Israel for three months. Our visas were denied, and it is a long explanation as to why, but the easiest way to explain it is by saying that it has a lot to do with the region of Ukraine in which we live.
Instead of returning to America to wait until summer, we are going to continue our work... just in a different location. Our hearts are torn in two different directions. Of course, we want to stay here where it is comfortable and where we are already accepted, loved, and happy to be. But, on the other hand, we have come to see how the Lord is asking us to follow His leading over the next three months.
This new direction is a little scary and a step into the unknown. But, we are trusting our Father and His path for us. We want what our Father wants, and this decision comes as a result of long hours of prayer and counsel.
As hubby's Uncle Tommy Ashcraft wrote in an e-mail to us today, "The field is the world, but we all have attachments to the places where God has called us." That pretty much sums up how we feel.
Please keep us in your prayers, my wonderful friends, and I will update you when I can.