We are taking a three day get away Praying-Planning-Playing Retreat for the next couple of days. Dan and myself, with the "soon-to-be-first-time-parents" Pestke's are heading out together, and I couldn't be more excited. We are so thankful for the time the Lord arranged for us to have with our (future? now? whenever!) partners in the ministry to Zambia, Africa. There is great synergy and excitement when like minded individuals get together and truly seek the Lord asking him for vision and direction. We know the road ahead of us is fairly long on deputation, and actually getting to the field is (sadly! but quite realistically!) a few years away. But... we are still here for a reason in this place, and we must do what we can today.
Please pray with us for the Lord's direction. We have great ideas and plans, but fully want to let the Lord add and remove from them as he sees fit. Also pray for our children. With regard to having time as a "couple", I always have a little angst about leaving the children. We are blessed with amazing friends to keep them as part of their family for a few days, and that makes it all so much easier! (Pray for the Pestke's little girl too! Savannah is still able to bring her little one along with only a few back pains and crazy cravings as the inconvenience!)
I hope to be able to fill you in with all the details at a later time. Until then... have a great week!