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Flowers from the Garden

Can you believe it’s the 5th month of 2012 already? Spring is out in full force, our garden is full of beautiful, sweet smelling blooms, and we have been enjoying some mighty fine weather.

4 boys in a pool!

We have a busy month ahead of us, jam packed with activities of all kinds; open house, preschool potluck, field trips, final days of fun at Santa Rosa Charter for the Arts and the Presbyterian Preschool, not to mention we are officially on summer break count down! 21…….  Add on to that the beginning of fundraising for our move to Hawaii, more fellowship nights, and taking care of all the details that come our way, we have our plates full (and the “food” is DELICIOUS!).


The Journey

This last week I read some amazing things during my devotional times, thoughts and scriptures that are right in line with how Tia and I are feeling about the move to Hawaii, our call and the purpose in this part of our journey. Let me share with you a couple quotes from My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers.

“The spiritual life is the life of a child.  We are not uncertain of God, just uncertain of what He is going to do next… Leave everything to Him and it will be gloriously and graciously uncertain how He will come in – but you can be certain that He will come.  Remain faithful to Him.”

and on another day:  ” ‘Though it tarries,wait for it…’ (Hab 2:3).  Patience is not the same as indifference; patience conveys the idea of some one who is tremendously strong and able to withstand assaults… ‘he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.’ (Heb. 11:27).  

The more we talk we see the running theme that in this walk of Faith we are to “pray without ceasing” and persevere in what we know, and that is Him.  He called, He opened, He is in control!  We are truly excited to see all that the Lord has in store.

In this time of praying one of our most exciting prayers is for the other members of our team.  We truly believe that this mission is not ours alone, there are other members that have important roles to play in the fulfillment of God’s vision, His plan for this season in all of  our lives.  People who have been given the same passions, and desires, and will play key roles in how we function, where we go and how we accomplish all that God “planned in advance for us to do”. (And people, I’m not even talking financially :), although there are those that will fill this role as well.) We need YOU!

Phew, that’s a mouthful 🙂

Gloriously and graciously uncertain of anything but Him,

Tia, Haley, and the popsicle kids


About rakafam

Awesome family of 6, 5 guys and a mom! Called to serve Christ through missions, bringing the gospel to the nations, championing young people to reach their full potential in Christ.

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