The Born's in Cameroon
|Posted by Tim and Sara Born on December 12, 2013 at 12:40 AM|
More than 13,000 miles later we have finished up the deputation portion of our furlough. Wow...so many States, so many miles in such a short time. We were so blessed to be able to see so many family and friends. I will admit that we started to slow wayyyy down towards the end. It can be exhausting. But, what an amazing God we serve and what wonderful family and friends who came along side us and provided for our needs, There was such an outpouring of love and support that we were overwhelmed and brought to tears. Saying thank you just doesn't begin to convey how filled with gratitude our hearts are. (ok....that just didn't come out right, but can't think of a good way to phrase it).
So...a short synapses. After Canada, we visited one of my sisters in Indiana, off to Michigan where we stayed with Tim's cousin's for 2+ weeks using that as a base for several churches (we did stay with friends in Big Rapids also), then to Maryland for 2 1/2 weeks staying most of the time at friends in Frederick and visiting 2 of my sisters in the Annapolis area. All of this time we shared in churches, around kitchen tables, in stores (and lots of other amazing places) the work that God has called us to in Cameroon.....the children's who have been rescued, the projects that have been done, students who have been discipled, villages that have been evangelized (and souls who have been saved), Every time I would sit and watch the video of the last 2+ years of work in Cameroon and the future work that the Lord has set before us, I am awed at the faithfulness of God. It really is the Lord who has done it! We are only 2 of His many vessels who He is using. There are many others involved....those who are praying for the children and us, those who financially supports the ministry: by supporting us personally, sponsoring children, giving towards projects or give general gifts, those who encourage the children and us through letters and packages etc... Without these peoples obedience and faithfulness, probably none of this would have happened.
Just so, so grateful for the overwhelming support and love we were shown as we went around the country (and into Canada). So happy to be back in Florida with our daughters, but wouldn't have given up a moment of the time we had with family and friends on our East to West, South to North, West to East and North to South circuit! Now to enjoy Christmas with both of our daughters for the first time in 9 years.