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Wednesday, 14 December 2011


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.


  1. Glad you're adjusting. I'm sure it takes some time to get use to being in another part of the world. We're praying for y'all :)

  2. What a blessing to read this post and read what God has been doing and how He has been helping you through this transition and new journey in your life. I'm so thankful to have been able to know you and call my "my friend". You are precious to me and I pray for you daily that God would continue to bless you with that daily blessing of peace and assurance that you are doing His will. God is ALWAYS faithful and He will NEVER leave you or let you down. I love you Angel and miss you dearly but am SO thankful for today's modern technology that allows us to stay in contact with each other. I love you Girl!!!

  3. Praying for you and your family!

  4. {tears...tears....tears....} our first three months were awful! There I said it! I was terrified. There was a murder down the street. I heard machine guns regularly. We were sleeping on the concrete floor and it was around 100 degrees...all the time! Josh went out to work in the Church but the girls and i had to stay home behind the barred windows because of the danger outside. Many times I wondered, "why did we work so hard to get here?" God taught me so much those first months. After 3 months we moved across the Island, right on the coast, and I feel in love with the plan that God had for us....finally. It's had its moments, where if Josh would have said, "let's go". I would have started packing that minute. Thankfully that passes quickly. God is good, so very good. Anytime you need a listening ear...I'm right here! I've found it's so amazing the connection that missionary wives have with each other. Only God can create a friendship like that. Love you, Maria

  5. WOW, Angel!! I can't even imagine what you and your family have been through trying to adjust to a whole new life. I can almost feel the emotions you have had and are having now. I am SO thankful that God has shown you His faithfulness, provision, and protection for your family! I can't wait to hear what all God does through all of you in Ireland. I am praying for you every day! Hope we can talk sometime soon! Love you and miss you! ~ Elisabeth

  6. We miss and love y'all! Praying for the wonderful Kennedy family :o)