40 Months

Hiking the Franklin MountainsThis May marks our 40th month here in the high desert of El Paso.

That feels significant. Maybe it’s not. Sometimes it feels like it is… especially with the current struggles our family is going through right now.

I haven’t written for a long time. At least nothing really personal. And a lot of that has been intentional. Not out of my own protection, but for the protection of some of those around me. And some of it has just been for the “silence” in the journey.

This journey. It’s been exhausting. At times, it’s seemed impossible. Raising support for over three years lessens yearly and our family has felt serious ramifications of financial strain and deficit. But God is good and He is constant… even when we aren’t. And this 40 months in the desert has been an intricate  part of our journey as a family, as a couple, and vocationally. I have learned so much about community, boundaries and my personal capacity levels. It’s been profound.

Brian and I don’t know our future holds in our journeying… but we do feel like God is telling us a change is coming. We don’t know what that change is… we don’t currently have any plans (and for those of you who know me, know how strange that really is)… but we’re listening.

We’re asking you to pray alongside us as we seek out our next steps in our journey. I’m excited. And a little bit scared.

But mostly excited.

 

5 Responses to “40 Months”

  1. David Stewart April 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    Will be excited to hear the next steps when you figure them out!

    • jenni April 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

      Thank you so much, David. You and Deb have been consistent in partnering with us. THANK YOU for that. We will definitely keep everyone updated. It’s all very exciting.

  2. Randi April 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    Praying for you, Brian and your liluns.

    I believe The Lord is proud of you and your family and is joyful in your commitment and faithfulness, even in the struggle and process.

    Believing for great things in the new season ahead!

    • jenni April 29, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

      Thank you, Randi, for your words of encouragement. I so appreciate them.

  3. Crystal Renaud May 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    Definitely praying. Let me know how I can support you in the wait…

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