A new Vision for a New Season!: God send us?: So there we were in Sweden! Hard to believe for us that we were actually going to be ministering overseas. We had two large boxes of books a...
So there we were in Sweden! Hard to believe for us that we were actually going to be ministering overseas. We had two large boxes of books and of course too much luggage and we were out standing in the snow waiting for a bus. The boxes were falling apart and it was very cold and did not seem too glamorous. We got to the hotel and boy did jet lag kick in. We were out for hours! It was very different going to the restaurant at the hotel. Alot of cold cuts and cheese. Joe can live on cheese alone. Anyway now we just had to connect with Dave and Maxie Broom to go over all that needed to be done at the training.
For those of you reading this blog. What was your first overseas trip like? Are you being called to minister in a foreign country?
Joe and Stephanie
A new Vision for a New Season!: God send us?: So as we said it was time to prepare for our trip to Sweden and Denmark. Joe was doing a bit better when it came to knowing that his first f...
A new Vision for a New Season!: God Send Us?: So as we said in our last blog we were at a standstill at this point . Stephanie new that God was speaking to us and Joe was fighting it too...
So as we said it was time to prepare for our trip to Sweden and Denmark. Joe was doing a bit better when it came to knowing that his first flight in a airliner was a over seas trip. Now we were committed and doing all that needs to be done, passports material from the ministry to take, getting the right time off from the police department etc... This trip was planned by Dave and Maxie Broom who at the time did alot of International Travel for the ministry then called Marriage Ministries International. They are from Zimbabwe and we knew them pretty well from conventions in Denver. Finally it came time to get on the first plane from Denver to Newark, NY. We got the airport with boxes of books and of course too much luggage and waited to board the plane. Joe was still scarred, knees wobbling kinda of sweating wondering what would happened if we just changed our mind. It would have been bad, real bad. There were training set up in Sweden and Denmark that Dave and Maxie would have to do by themselves and could have handled no problem, but with out the training manuals! We had those with us! As we got on the airplane Joe thought this is alot smaller than he thought and started to feel claustrophobic! We got to our seat and Joe was in between Stephanie and a stranger and did not like being so cramped. As we sat on the runway Joe took out his bible and started to read Joshua! Encouraging himself in the Lord, or trying to. The man next to him started to talk to Joe. "So is this your first flight? I can tell by what you are reading". What God put a Christian next to us? The man started to explain how everything was going to feel and how normal this sound was and how that felt and by the end of that trip Joe was ready to get on the next plane over the ocean. Jeremiah 29:11 came alive "For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans of welfare and peace, and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome" Amplified Version; for the hard of hearing!