From the time they were called to serve and worship God, His people lived an ever-changing life. They changed locations and cultures and for this reason they were faced with many challenges. Challenges that would require courage, obedience and confidence in God. Can you imagine being called to pack up and go wherever God would direct you, like Abraham and Sarah? Or can you picture being led into the desert where you would have to trust God to provide for your every need? God’s people followed his leading, trusting that He would faithfully walk with them in every transition, from slavery to the desert, from bitter waters and famine to a plentiful land. And in every step, He would never leave them.
Thirteen years ago, God called us to move from Ecuador to Sucre, Bolivia, to serve and worship Him. Our life has changed dramatically, going from a place that was our home to find a new home and allowing God to be the one who would provide for our family. In this transition God has provided for us with a home, the food we need daily and people around us for community. As a family God blessed us with his love and provision, never leaving us alone.
Now God is giving us a new challenge: to go and serve him and worship him in another place, Argentina. On one hand we feel saddened to leave our family in Christ here in Bolivia, but on the other hand we feel joy and peace to be useful to God in a new chapter of our lives.
He has always proven to be a Faithful God and a Providing Father to His children and as we go to a new place, we are excited to share with those we meet about this amazing God we serve. As we know that they too have times of trials, testing, grief, and change. There is so much peace knowing that we have a Rock of Refuge and Strength, our unchanging God who leads us and cares for us in every season of our lives if we allow Him to.
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior." 2 Samuel 22:2-3