Hello Dear Partners & Friends!
We had a wonderful, quick report to share! We briefly shared in our last update letter about our Polish Language School Tuition Project. Well, GLORY TO JESUS, that need has been met in full, so our tuition for the first semester of Language School is covered completely!!! We are just thrilled to see how God has met every need! His provision- His faithfulness is amazing!! He has opened the doors for us and truly is making the way! THANK YOU, precious Partners for your active participation in this assignment to reach into Poland and begin to make a significant impact in that nation and region!!
We have 1 more week to pack & prepare and we leave on July 31st. Thank you for your continued prayers!! We're including this little devotional we were asked to write for one of our supporting churches. May you be encouraged & filled with great faith & hope as you continue to walk with God! We love you and have you in our thoughts and prayers!!!
Blessings, grace and peace to you today!
Steve & Pam
'Living Surrendered' by Pamela Speer
My husband, Steve & I have been married over 25 years now and I had no idea when we married what an amazing journey God had for us as we committed to one another, and to God, to serve Him with all our hearts, and to go joyfully wherever He would lead us. We have traveled all over the globe, lived in beautiful, but challenging places, definitely out of my comfort zone, but oh, the blessing of being willing and obedient! Has it been difficult leaving family and moving to the other side of the world, having your child not getting to grow up around their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins? Yes, it has, but the price is not greater than God’s grace!
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” Trusting God with your life, your future, your dreams are something we are all called to do! It is natural for us to want to think out, reason, and plan a direction and pursue our own desires. But what makes sense in your head may not be what God really wants you to do. Sometimes He calls you to things that seem impossible and way bigger than anything thing that you alone could achieve. A God given vision will always be bigger than what we could accomplish in ourselves! God wants us to trust Him even when it doesn’t make sense to us. His way is perfect! Living in Russia for 4 years, and now moving to Poland was never something Steve or I planned, but as we began to yield our hearts to Him and said, we will go wherever you want us to go and do whatever you want us to do, He has opened doors to reach thousands of people with the Gospel and shown us His favor in amazing, great measure.
God loves people! 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 says, “For the love of Christ controls us (compels, urges, and impels us), because we have concluded this: that One has died for all, therefore all have died; and He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised.”
It takes faith to step out and follow God’s plan for your life, and He has given you the measure of faith to do it! Trust His Word and follow the peace He gives you deep inside, even when it doesn’t make sense to your head. The Lord desires to bless you with a most satisfying, fruitful, blessed life where your reward is great because you were obedient and faithful. To say that we have been fulfilled is an understatement. There is nothing like living sold out for Jesus with His purposes as your first priority!!!