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Clueless, Homeless, Nearly Penniless

February 7, 2011

I heard from a colleague who was expelled from the Muslim country where he and his family had lived for years. But he and his wife collected their thoughts and looked at one another, and asked, “Shall we do it again.” And they answered, “Yes, again.”

Clueless, Homeless, Almost Penniless

Being in the center of God's will is not an assurance of personal comfort.

But I want to reprint here what he wrote at the darkest moment, the moment of his expulsion, when it looked like the end of everything he and his family had believed God for. Here is what he wrote as they took off into the wild blue yonder:

 

As of now, our worldly possessions are the 35 kg baggage limit per person we had on the plane when we left and a few things stored in the U.S. Otherwise, we are pretty much homeless, pretty much clueless about what is next, and also, we need to raise more financial support as to try to avoid become penniless. What we do have, however, is a loving and caring God whom we can trust, for the next steps and ask you pray for guidance and discernment for our next steps.

We praise the Lord with you,

R., C., E. and M.

Homeless, Clueless, almost Penniless. That is why I love my friend. From there he collected his thoughts and, due to the faith that his dear wife has, they started all over again in a new city, in a new country.

“If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you faithful endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:6-7

 

I heard from a colleague who was expelled from the Muslim country where he and his family had lived for years. But he and his wife collected their thoughts and looked at one another, and asked, “Shall we do it again.” And they answered, “Yes, again.

 

But I want to reprint here what he wrote at the darkest moment, the moment of his expulsion, when it looked like the end of everything he and his family had believed God for. Here is what he wrote as they took off into the wild blue yonder:

 

As of now, our worldly possessions are the 35 kg baggage limit per person we had on the plane when we left and a few things stored in the U.S. Otherwise, we are pretty much homeless, pretty much clueless about what is next, and also, we need to raise more financial support as to try to avoid become penny-less. What we do have, however, is a loving and caring God whom we can trust, for the next steps and ask you pray for guidance and discernment for our next steps.

We praise the Lord with you,

R., C., E. and M.

 

Homeless, Clueless, almost Penniless. That is why I love my friend. From there he collected his thoughts and, due to the faith that his dear wife has, they started all over again in a new city, in a new country. “If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you faithful endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:6-7

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