It is hard to move forward when you cannot see the whole picture. It is hard for me to imagine myself as the mother of a Chinese born teenager in only a few short months. It is difficult to know that our family will be taken care of financially a year from now when we want and need a change but so far no opportunities have planted themselves squarely in our laps. It is hard to believe that yes, we have been chosen to adopt a Chinese teenager and yes, we are meant to quit a secure and stable job and buy land and turn into farmers (for real!) and yes, even though this will all be happening within the year but we have very few details somehow these things we are meant to do will work out.
The path sits at my feet, but its end turns a sharp corner and disappears.
Vaguely I can see an out of focus snapshot of my life in the future; vaguely I know in my heart that just as pieces have fit into place thus far they will continue to do so.
It boils down to one simple word: Trust.
They say hindsight is 20/20; for me hindsight is the lifeline that gives me faith for the future. As I look back on my life and cannot deny the protective Hand of God guiding my every step, I can hardly deny His continued presence as I walk into the unknown.
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Our fearless leader, Dwaine is the lead pastor at The Surge. His experience in counter terrorism with the CIA prepared him for ministry and he likes dogs and babies even more than E does.
E (short for Eric Reiss) is the Wingman at The Surge and likes dogs, music, Mexican food, his wife Karen and his little girl Evangeline... not necessarily in that order.