My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!
Awake, my glory!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to You among the nations.
For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens
And Your truth to the clouds.
Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.
- Psalm 57:7-11 (NASB)
As I woke up this morning in my bed around 5:15 MDT (GMT -6), I was glad to be home and for another day, but I do miss the people in Cameroon that I met throughout the 25 days I was there. I’m so thankful for the Dallmann family who accepted me as a part of their family throughout my stay. And, I’m grateful for your faithful prayers, especially for the times of travel and our crazy raft trip.
Since my last message, I was able to climb a large rock in Yaounde with Jonathan and Luke Dallmann and some of their friends, visit the Yaounde zoo, go shopping, and finish the design for the Jesus film projection screen.
Travel through Paris and getting stopped in U.S. customs for having a python skin was quite an experience (that I hope to share with you soon), as well. Thankfully, the flight from Atlanta to Denver was delayed after waiting for customs to decide that they needed to keep the python skin, so I had time to get to the gate before the plane left. And, one of my bags even made the flight! I didn’t have to wait long in Denver for the other one to arrive on the next flight, so I ended up with all of my luggage and the things that the Dallmanns sent back with me.
Praise God for safety in travel and for this amazing opportunity to learn more about life as a missionary! I believe more than ever before that God has called me to serve long-term as a missionary, and I’m excited to see how and where He leads me in the years ahead.
I’ll be posting pictures and sharing more stories in the days ahead, but I must close for now.
Rejoicing because nothing is impossible with God,