Today I'm leaving my wife and kids for the longest I've ever left them.
It might not seem like a lot to some of you road warriors out there but for us it's new territory. Not only that, I will be leaving them to go half way around the world to spend time in Central and Eastern Europe. For the first part of the trip I'll be in Czech Republic for a conference and meetings at Josiah Venture headquarters. The remainder of the time I will be in Croatia to line up housing and school options.
It's all happening folks. We are getting ready to move to Croatia! It's exciting.
What this means however is that my lovely wife will be holding down the fort while I'm gone. Any of you parents with four kids under 10 will understand that this is a large task. Now, I believe she is probably the most capable person there is in this situation but I know it will get tough at times.
So I am asking you to love my wife while I'm gone. What do I mean?
- Pray for her.
- Send her a text/email with an encouraging verse.
- She loves anything from Whole Foods or Standard Market.
- Order a pizza and have it sent to the house one night so she doesn't have to make a meal.
- Drop off a coffee (w/vanilla and cream), ring the door bell and then run away.
Those are just a few ideas to get the juices flowing. But there is one more way that you can love my wife and family while I am gone. The best way to love them. Instead of buying any of those things listed above take that money you would have spent and put it toward your first months support of our family. We only need 25 more people to support us on a monthly basis and then the whole family will be flying over to Croatia. How awesome would it be that by the time I got back that number could be 0. You think I'm kidding, but I'm telling you that no amount of coffee, flowers, or meals would have the same impact for my wife and kids as hearing about someone who has just committed to supporting us. Every night our kids pray for more people to partner with us and they ask me "How many more people do we need before we can go dad?"
Perhaps you have been on the fence about it or maybe you have been saying to yourself "I'll do that later." Well, now is the time. Click on the GIVE button below and you can know you are being incredibly loving toward my wife and kids.