Friday, June 28, 2013

In between...

For months now we have been in between the "now" and when my husband ,Joe, goes to Africa. It's really all we talk about. During that time God has revealed so much about Himself to us. Things we had the head knowledge for but not the heart knowledge.

With just days until he leaves we are rejoicing in God's provision for this trip. From the little girl who was so excited to give him $0.50 to the $400.00 check that blew us away. Plus all the donations in between.

The air fare went up twice. God met the need twice.

Joe was at work and meets Ryan who is part of the royal family in Zambia plus also a missionary. He didn't have any cash on him. Ryan felt terrible he couldn't give to Joe's trip. While walking out to his car to go home a complete stranger walked up and handed him the contents of his wallet. To which Ryan walked right back into the restaurant and handed to Joe.

Last week we spent $50 over our budget for his supplies. Later that same day someone handed him $50 for his trip.

This week we found out Joe had to have a prescription for malaria. When we went to pick up the medicine it was $198. No kidding. We freaked. While sharing the story that night at church our church secretary handed Joe a check from donations to his trip that week. Guess how much the check was for? $195.

During the in between we have been so unbelievably blessed. As we fall short, God doesn't. As we doubt, He confirms.  As we struggle, He brings us through. As we think of ways to provide, He comes in before we can figure it out. 

I wouldn't trade the "in between" for anything. My Dad always says that "it's in the valleys that we grow". Our heavenly Father has certainly grown us during the waiting for this trip. I can't wait to see what He has in store for Joe and the rest of the team the next two weeks. 

We are so grateful. Grateful even seems shallow compared to how we feel. Ya know? God is good all the time, and all the time God is good. 


  1. WOW. That's awesome. It's neat to hear something like that ... it amazes me and blesses me. I so enjoyed your post. And, Praise the Lord for His plans work! I came by b/c your name on the icon says "Jennis" and I thought that was an interesting name. I see you are a Jennifer, as am I. ;) Days were when there were none but me ... I love meeting Jennifers.

    Take care! Woo-Hoo! Praise the Lord!

    1. I'm so glad this blessed you! God is so good. Very nice to meet you Jenn! I hear you about being the only Jennfer. It was always that way growing up. I love it! My name last name is Hennis so the Jennis kind of gets both names. :)

  2. Jennifer, this is such a beautiful story of God's faithfulness. Thank you for sharing about the ways the Lord is providing for you. It's such a powerful testimony!

    1. PTL! God is faithful. He has reminded us so many times! Nice to meet you Amy!

    2. Nice to meet you too! Do you prefer to be addressed as Jennis?

  3. Really precious post, bless you.

  4. What an amazing testimony of God's provision and faithfulness. When He calls us to something, He always makes a way. Blessings!