"Okay, there are two things that I remember about my childhood. I just don't remember it being this orange. First, I remember being with my dad. He would get these far-off looks in his eye and he would say, 'Life doesn't always turn out the way you plan." I just wish I'd realized at the time he was talking about my life." ~Lucy in While You Were Sleeping
It's true; life doesn't always turn out the way we plan. We had planned to move to Paris to join the Encompass team, to be really cool, long-term missionaries like the Juliens and the DeArmeys. But it wasn't working out that way. Aside from our finances and homesickness, we were really feeling that God didn't want us on that path anymore. It was a hard decision to make, but once we made it, we were amazed at the relief we felt and the door that opened up to us.
We are proud to be filling a REAL NEED in Europe as Encompass World Partners Europe Team's WebMaster. Drew is ecstatic to be designing, building, and maintaining websites for new and emerging churches, ministries, and missionaries who are not only in France but in all of Europe. Catey is thrilled to be helping with organization and follow-up. We are so thankful for the ministry that God has called us to, a ministry that only He could have dreamt for us. We truly feel the power of this verse: "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!" (Eph. 3:20-21)