It is a great pleasure to be able to participate in the work of the Lord. Others have summarized the journey better than I can, so I think it’s best to simply reflect a bit. Proverbs 16:9 says, “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (NASB). I believe that is exactly what happened in our journey. We may not have been able to visit all the ministries we had anticipated, but we trust that where we went was exactly where the Lord wanted us to be. When I read what others have said, and I sensed the kindness and graciousness of our hosts in Romania, I know the Lord worked through the journey. Even since we returned home, we have experienced the graciousness and kindness of those who now are caring for us and encouraging us, and I see that the Lord has been working far more than we might have known, and in ways, we could never have fully anticipated. As my brother said in the previous message, “It was worth it!”
I and my family are very thankful for the opportunity to participate in the team this year, and we know the Lord has been working through the entire process. A sign in the New York airport upon our return said, “The best journeys aren’t measured in miles.” Certainly, this one was not. It will be measured in the innumerable ways God works in us and through us when we say “yes” to what He puts in front of us.