Tra’Cee and I made it back safely last night from Austria. All the luggage made it too! It’s good and strange all in the same breath to back in Colorado Springs. I love how I can actually communicate with the people at the grocery store or plugging in my electronic devices without using two or sometimes three extra gadgets to correspond with European wattage. At the same time I miss Austria — cafes, architecture, hearing German.
God really confirmed that I’m to go back in my last few days there. I met with a family who is a part of Greater Europe Mission. They had Tra’Cee and I over for lunch and we got to talk about possibilities. It’s exciting to hear what is already happening with youth ministry in Vienna and what still needs to happen. I’m not sure what this time line looks like, but I’ll keep moving forward and see how God shows up.
I ask that you pray for me as I’m in the middle of transition once again. Pray that I’ll have God’s peace and be able to daily live in that. When you’ve been gone for 5 months things and people have changed. I know I’ll experience even more of that relationship change as I get to see some of you in Colorado Springs or in Louisville when I come at the end of the month. I’ve changed too. Austria has become a part of my life and who I am. It’s weird for me to say that out loud or at least on this blog, but it’s true.
Thank you for your prayers, support and even patience with me as at times I’ll need to lean on you through this transition. I hope to have a letter with pictures to you in the next few weeks giving you highlights of my experience. Just because I’m home doesn’t mean the blog will end. I’ll keep you posted as I move forward. Let me know if you’d prefer to be taken off the list.