Most people familiar with independent missions are saying that the average amount of time new missionaries spend in pre-field ministry is currently around three to five years. When I began, I assumed that I would be extraordinary and finish in two years. But God has graciously been teaching me both humility and patience. We are nearly three years into the process of raising support and are currently at 72%.
Occasionally, people have asked us if we plan to move over before we reach full support. At this point the idea of just going with what we have seems rather tempting, but we prayerfully and cautiously figured what would be an appropriate figure to raise. So at this point we are continuing to work, pray, and wait on God to move partners to support the vision for Romania. We don’t know what God has in store for us, but as we come upon 75%, Romania feels closer than ever. Please pray with us that 2011 will be the year that sees our family ministering in Romania.