“I really wish you an ever deeper peace. I know that peace quite often lives underneath the turmoils and anxieties of our hearts and doesn’t always mean inner harmony or emotional tranquility. That peace that God gives us quite often is beyond our thoughts and feelings, and we have to really trust that peace is there for us to claim even in the midst of our moments of despair.” 

Henri Nouwen

God’s timing isn’t always ours and we’re getting good lessons in that these days. In case you don’t get our emails, we just wanted to share an update here. We are delayed a little further due to COVID in our travels and were not able to travel on August 1 like we’d planned. We are hoping we can travel soon, but are keeping plenty busy here in the meantime.

COVID has changed the reality for many global workers through the last several months. It’s certainly given us great empathy for workers who have been stuck in country, or stuck in their home country and unable to travel back. It’s created a lot of confusion, frustration and as you might imagine, a lack of stability for many. We are so grateful for the work of our counseling center that’s able to do both limited in-person counseling and lots of online counseling to workers around the world through this time. It’s a gift during a season where many are stretched thin.

We hope you are all doing well. Thanks for your prayers as we continue navigating these unknowns. We’re thankful we serve a big God who’s got all this under control.

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