Mildly freaking out here.  
Yep, we are officially going to Eastern Europe.  We aren’t just talking about going, we forked out the cash and have 2 non-refundable tickets to show for it. 
This is really happening.  
We are about to see with our own eyes the things God has laid so deeply on our hearts.  
I have no idea what it this trip will look like.  
I have no idea what to expect.
I have no idea…..
But God knows, and He’s called us, so here we go!!!
3 months + 1 day from today and we’re leaving on a jet plane!
Twice during this past year of God awakening our hearts we’ve been given verses 2-3 from Isaiah 54.  I love to read it and just imagine and dream about what God is up to:
“Enlarge the place of your tent,
   stretch your tent curtains wide,
   do not hold back;
lengthen your cords,
   strengthen your stakes.
 For you will spread out to the right and to the left;
   your descendants will dispossess nations
   and settle in their desolate cities.” 
The version from The Message is pretty cool too:
“Clear lots of ground for your tents!
   Make your tents large. Spread out! Think big!
Use plenty of rope,
   drive the tent pegs deep.
You’re going to need lots of elbow room
   for your growing family.
You’re going to take over whole nations;
   you’re going to resettle abandoned cities.
Don’t be afraid—you’re not going to be embarrassed.
   Don’t hold back—you’re not going to come up short.”
So, this is our act of thinking big, stepping out and not holding back.  Should be (already has been) and exciting ride!!!


  1. shellandjim · January 14, 2012

    So very exciting! I love your heart for Jesus and your willingness to just say "YES" even without knowing the details! Will be praying and watching to see how HE will guide your steps!!!

  2. Joanna · January 15, 2012

    Ahhh! So excited!!

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