This journey we are on now, 28 May 2012, started before time began in the plan of the Maker of all things. We also know that because the Word says that. We also know it, because He has been directing every step of the past two years to get us to this place.
Sitting in the airport in San Francisco, I am amazed at the journey of our life and ministry that started 8 April of 2010. God began to set somethings in motion that would redirect our lives. With the redirection come refocus and with refocus comes a clearer picture of what He wants for us.
With the tool set that God has given us and the team that is backing us, we are launching out in a new ministry and journey that will land us in Wiesbaden, Germany. There, Team Shackelford, you included, will begin to build relationships with the military, their family and their students. We will serve there and provide for them an opportunity to become acquainted with our Lord and Savior. We will also work towards building relationships where we can disciple them in their walk with God.
What a joy and opportunity it is! We are blessed to know that the Lord wants to do some great things that has been two years in the making. A lifetime vision to see the lives of students introduced to Jesus that Julie had 31 years ago is now about to happen!
Holding on to His hands and committed to Him, we are excited to see what He is and will do!