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Forming the Team

Forming the Team

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. For as the
heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your
thoughts. ” Isaiah 55:8,9 Since the beginning of planning for the Haiti mission trip, I have been hoping
for 10 persons to go. Ten seemed like a good number and besides, the group airfare rates are cheaper when you have 10. However, there is less than five months before the trip and today we as a team decided to just keep the number at seven. Six of us are from Broadway and we have one other person from outside of our
church.

This means we are no longer eligible for a lower group airfare rate, but since we have fewer persons going, we are much closer to what we need based on an initial new fare we have been quoted. I will be contacting the travel agency to see what new airfare we can actually lock in.

I am sharing this with you because you have been so faithful in supporting us and I wanted to provide an update. This was a very practical decision based on who has had an interest to go and how much time is left for anyone outside the church to raise the funds.

As I ponder what this means for the team , I know His hand is upon this decision. He’s sovereign as always. His ways don’t always make sense to us nor does He necessarily drop Scripture upon us when we need to make a decision. As I some times say, it would be nice if God was into skywriting His will, but some times He just directs in very practical ways. This, I think , is one of them. I’m sure there will be many more times before and during the trip when we are going to have to totally rely on Him to direct us when we aren’t 100% sure what direction we should take and all we have is the practical and the circumstantial. But God is faithful. He is forming the team . He is directing each circumstance. He is the one who places the desire and will in a heart . No one else does. So I am resting in this decision and believing that God is directing, because He cares about this trip more than I do and who is on this team more than I ever
could.

Please pray for us and the many decisions still to be made as we prepare to go and as we are there.
Thanks.
Lotus McCleery for the team