We have officially been here 2 months! Wow! The time has gone by so fast! So many things that we knew and many things that we couldn't see across the water! (God provision for me not to see too much so that I would get on that plane!) We boarded a plan at 9:15 p.m. in Atlanta, GA.and landed 10:30 a.m. the next morning in Dublin, Ireland. It was hectic and crazy but all of the luggage arrived which was a blessing not knowing then but our container with the rest of our stuff would be delayed several more weeks!
I knew that our lives would soon be dumped and twisted around in so many ways but not even considering what really was waiting for us. The church that was waiting on us had no pastor for over a year and there was so many scattered and mislead that the devil took the opportunity to try to destroy what God has started and is faithful to complete! I went through so many dark night and doubt. I wanted to come home but didn't want to voice my unhappiness. I thought I had cried all the tears that I could cry when we said our goodbyes to our church family a few days earlier. But God was there and held every tear that washed down my checks and even when I couldn't see it, His provisions, comfort, and peace was there!
God provided us 3 amazing families that ministered to us on a daily basis and stood behind us not knowing us all that well! The people that we came to minister to ended up ministering to us!(humbling)
A lot of things have changed but my home no longer has wheels and doesn't move every few days and clothes are neatly put away and not crammed in this suitcase or bag! Meals no longer include, "Would you like fries with that?" We have tea almost ever hour on the hour (cold enough here that I think that I drink it every few minutes). Learning to drive on the opposite side of the road and steering wheel on the other side of the car is an adventure everyday! LOL Talking on the phone is still a big challenge for me even though they speak English, I can't understand phone calls yet! It is a big adjustment but after 10 yrs of working to be in Ireland, I know that God's will is being done! I am slowly adjusting and learning new things!
Our church is small but am wholly content for this season of life. We need to build a solid foundation and we become of one mind, body, and soul! God is answering that prayer and so many hurts, disappointments & fears have been healed! I love watching God work! I want to be elbow deep in God's plan!(thanks Maria for the encouragement)
Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.