As many of you reading this probably know, our original plans were to serve Jesus in a Middle Eastern country. Our passion for the Muslim community and for Middle Eastern culture led us to seek an opportunity to minister in that culture together this summer. Everything seemed to fall into place for a Middle Eastern summer; we found an incredible ministry, servants with amazing hearts for the people they work and live among, and received full funding for our trip. Our hearts were so prepared and excited for what the Lord had for us in the Middle East. However, the beauty of serving our Lord is that he always works in His wisdom and through His plans rather than ours. As the political situation in the Middle East continued to escalate, those involved in evaluating our safety made the call to re-locate our summer ministry plans. Although we were devastated at losing an opportunity to minister to a people and in a ministry that had so thoroughly captured both of our hearts, we trusted that the Lord had a plan, and that He would use us wherever we might end up.
And so, here we are. In Barcelona, Spain. Serving alongside Egyptian missionaries who are ministering to their North African, Muslim brothers and sisters. We have been beyond blessed to discover a ministry that allows us to work among the people group and culture that we are both so passionate about, albeit in a location that was anything but expected. We are so excited to learn from these missionaries, to share their heart for these people, and to work alongside them in any capacity that we can. Just put us on a plane! We’ll fly anywhere.