Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hello from Trogen

Hello All

Amanda and I have arrived safely into Switzerland. We are adjusting to the time change.  We got to travel into Austria on Saturday to do some shopping. It is nice to see this area and how beautiful it is here. We went to church with the Tanner family this morning. It is always so amazing to me to worship with other cultures and in other languages. It is proof that nothing can stop the Good News and that it transcends all borders. Some day every nation tribe and tongue will be worshiping King Jesus together and this morning was an encouragement to us to worship along side faithful brothers and sisters that worship the one true king. We saw baptisms today and heard testimonies of God's work here in Switzerland. He is alive and working in all places.

Tomorrow the rest of the candidates will show up and the CDC will officially start. It is all ready a blessing to be here and to enjoy time of strengthening relationships. We look forward to creating new ones.

Please continue to pray that God will make our direction clear. Also Amanda is not feeling well so pray she can get rested and that she doesn't get sick.

Thank you all for your support and please spread the news that this blog is open for anyone that would like to follow us into foreign missions.

Love you all
The Meeuwse's

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Our Journey to Switzerland

Hello Family and Friends,

We are just hours away from hopping on a plane to travel to Trogen, Switzerland.  This is the headquarters of Helimission.  Amanda and I have been invited to the "CDC" which is a time for new potential candidates of Helimission to come and meet with the staff of Helimission, to hear the vision and to seek God's guidence in a commitment to join Helimission.  This is an exciting day for us as we have seen God open doors over the years of training that we have put into aviation for this purpose, to spread the Good news of Jesus Christ, using the talents that He has given us.  We are excited for this opportunity and are looking forward to creating great relationships and getting clear direction for what lies ahead in the next couple years.

This is Amanda's first time out of the US (besides Canada) and she is super excited.  It is fun to see her excitement and even though she is 7 months pregnant she is still bubbling with excitement.  She hasn't been able to meet with anyone from Helimission yet so this trip will be a great time for her to see what Matt has been training for and to have many questions answered.  It will help her have a clearer vision of what Helimission does and will put faces to a lot of the names we see on email too! 

We would like to thank those who have generously helped fund the majority of our flight to and from Switzerland.  We could not be doing this without the loving support you have given to us. 

We ask that you all will come along side of us in prayer as we seek God's will in our lives.  We are praying that God will meet us here and create a vision for us, that we get clarification on our possible future with Helimission, that we build good relationships with other candidates, and that we have safe travels (especially for my pregnant wife)!

Thank you all for your prayers and support.

     The Meeuwse's