Thank You, Jesus… oh, thank You…
Josh and Jen Mendenhall started their World Race journey almost two years ago. They were originally part of the January 2012 C Squad. Then because their support raising wasn't going well, they deferred to the July 2012 F Squad and eventually the September 2012 L Squad. God provided just enough money for them to launch and just enough to keep them on the field as each deadline came.
But by the end of their sixth month on the field, the money had run out. They had tickets to go home, and then a miracle happened.
"I think it is best for you guys and the squad to go ahead and proceed as if you are definitely going home."
I started the grieving process, and our squad did too. Losing the rest of the Race – something Josh and I have been preparing for for almost two years – is a big deal. We weren't just losing the experiences and the passport stamps. We were losing our family. We were losing the people we have lived everyday of the last six months with. They have laughed with us, cried with us, told us their deepest struggles, and loved us.
If everyone gives $180, they will have enough to stay.
If some give more, that will leave room for others who are only able to give less. We're going to tally them up, and if it's not enough, we'll do it again. If it is still not enough, we'll call Adventures in Missions and see where that will get us."
"My heart hurt to think of all the people I could touch in the countries remaining on our route. I want to be part of God's work there. And it hurts thinking of not being with the squad. I love you – you are my family. Whatever happens, I want to remember that God is good. Nothing changes that. God is good, and he said, 'You will call to me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. I will be found by you.'
Thank You, Jesus… oh, thank You…
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. – 2 Chronicles 16:9
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16
wow! I really needed to hear that today! God totally funded my World Race and now I am beginning the fundraising journey again and have been a little apprehensive about it. This weekend I stopped believing the lies and started believing the truth about God’s plan and provision and this is just another confirmation! Thank you!
Tears….a miracle indeed. Congratulations to this couple who now knows they are right where God wants them.
Praise the Lord.All glory to Heavenly Father.May God bless them.
I had goose bumps all over me and a tear drop in my face as I read this. Behold how good and pleasant it is indeed for brethren to dwell together in unity…the unity of 56 Soldiers of Christ on this Squad brought the fulfillment of God’s word to Josh and Jen. How amazing! I stand in awe of this God!!!
Thank you for an amazing reminder of God’s faithfulness and the power of community! I am in my medical school lecture right now and feeling the presence of God =) Awesome!
I don’t think I’ll ever forget that morning. Our God is in control. Thanks for sharing Seth, I would have totally missed this blog.
AMAZING GOD IS FAITHFUL
Praise God….what an amazing and encouraging story. Blessings, Barb
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