Isaiah 43:18-19 “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of the old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall sing forth; Shall you no know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
We made it, Welcome to Conakry Guinea! After sailing for 15 days, ship maintenance for two months, then sailing for 5 days, we are at the beginning of a new service. A new country, new crew, new patients, and new opportunities. For me personally it’s a chance to leave what’s happened in the past and start fresh. God has given me a new opportunity to honour him, with a new job tittle and a new ending date.
In my mind I was getting ready to leave at the beginning of July, so much had happened this past year that I just wanted to go back to my life at home. But there was apart of me that wanted to stay. I felt I really wasn’t ready to leave yet, God was working in my life and brought me here for a reason; He wasn’t finished with me yet. I told myself that if God gave me an opportunity to stay I would consider it. Other than that I was ready to go home. Time was coming closer for me to leave but I hadn’t bought my ticket yet. In the middle of may I was asked to stay to be the baker. I didn’t have very much time to think about this before I made my dissection. But I took time to think and pray if I should stay or not. Because of the past year that I have had I rely went back and forth if I should or shouldn’t stay. Remember I said I didn’t have much time to think? Well after one week I came to release that I shouldn’t make my decision based on what I was going though but based on what God wants me to do. I needed to make my decision for myself and what God was telling me. The final decision is not always going to be what we want at that moment, but God know whats bets for us. Honestly at that moment I just wanted to run away from my problems, go home lie in the arms of my mom (and my bed!) and cry because I felt so bad. But God wouldn’t let me! Deciding to stay was a difficult decision to make, but I can say that its one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. As I sit here and write this I begin to cry at the faithfulness of God. Y’all God it really good! He never gives up on us and he blows us to put whats done in the past, move on, and praise Him. My new ending date is May 31 2019, the end of this service in Guinea. I don’t know if I will stay past that date, I don’t know what the future holds for me. But I am trusting in Him because He knows best! As I stay onboard I ask that you would prayerfully consider financially supporting me and continue to pray for me. God brought me here for a reason and I know he’s not finished with me yet!
We are off to a good start here! The screening teams have finished there screenings in Conakry with success and we had our first surgery last week on Monday. We’ve started working with our day crew, they are always great people to work with. I really hope that this field service will be successful and that God will do amazing things in this city and in the heats of thies people.