We arrived back in the states for a time of fundraising, partner visits and holidays with family towards the end of Fall 2015. We were blessed beyond measure by our loved ones as the first day of Winter went floating by and we waited with anticipation for the arrival of our precious Adelina Joy. Now Spring is in full bloom, warm days are upon us, our baby girl is almost 9 weeks old and our lives are forever sweeter. Seasons. Seasons of life, nature, physical and spiritual growth. Sometimes painful, beautiful, confusing and profound…God uses it all!
As I look back over this year it’s amazing where God has taken us and what He’s done, and although it all seems very real and tangible, it also seems like a dream and hard to believe. Exactly one year ago, March 31, 2015, we made our official move to the Dominican Republic to serve on the mission field with GO Ministries and here I sit today, in the same place in my Father-in-laws home in Southern California, preparing to make the same journey in just a few days back to our DR home with our little girl. In all honesty there’s much about our situation that feels redundant and a bit like we’ve taken 4 steps back to take 1 step forward, but we also see how God has blessed this “backward” season of our lives with new life and new hope for tomorrow.
“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:33-34
One day at a time is my prayer for this year for each of us so we will not miss a sliver of what our heavenly Father has in mind for us!
Please keep us in your prayers this weekend as we travel back to the DR Saturday and Sunday! We look forward to seeing those of you who will be coming to serve with GO this summer on your church’s partnership development team trip!!!
God bless whatever season you find yourself in and remember that God is never wasteful with our lives. Much love and thanks,
Jessica, Torre & Adelina Joy!