Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sweet Bitter

So Mya and I were talking about how we only have a few days left here in PNG before we start the journey home and how there are things that we are really looking forward to (family and friends, our own beds, clean feet, hot water) but that there are things we’re also really going to miss (new friends, daddy around all of the time, the sunshine and swimming in the ocean). She coined it – ‘sweet bitter’.
So. We are looking forward to coming home. We’re also trying to best enjoy our last few days here. We skipped naptime today and went to the beach instead. We ate cheesecake for breakfast (trying to clean out the fridge you know). We’re spending our last few evenings with new friends. We haven’t packed a single thing yet!
Please pray that as we head back into the reality that is our normal life we’ll be able to really process the experiences that we’ve had here and be able to articulate them in meaningful and encouraging ways to all of you and to others who have been so interested in what we’ve done here. God is so good! Even in places on our planet like PNG (and Haiti)! His Word which is truth is going forth and people are being changed. Broken lives are mended and hope is made alive. That is what it’s all about. John 3:16 ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.’


  1. There is an awkward place between the familiar and the new that God brings into our lives. He is Good, always but sweet bitter describes it perfectly. Cheesecake for breaky! That's freedom. Way to go. Waiting and praying. Mom and Dad B.

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