For quite a while we have realized that with every new “spiritual assignment” we face new “spiritual warfare.” Since we are seeking to go to different place (South Asia)…we face a different kind of warfare.
Remember I asked you to pray for the details to come together? I thought it was just busy work that would require some time to gather everything and go through checklists. However, yesterday when we were preparing to send in a visa application–I discovered that one particular country required a copy of my birth certificate. You gotta laugh–birth certificate?! I haven’t seen my birth certificate in almost 30 years! I remember getting a copy when I applied for my first passport but no one’s ever asked to see one since ! The passport has always been “official” enough.
So, we had to make phone calls, send faxes, etc. and we should have all of the papers in place by Monday.
By God’s grace, I will remember the words in the first few verses of James…
“Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.” (James 1:2-3)