Tuesday, August 25, 2009

9 more days!

Wow! Nine more days, and we are boarding plains to go to India. God, you are good!

I was asked today by a friend, "Why India?" I have been asking that before, and I think my answer was the same as I always answered. "I honestly don't know." This time however it struck me differently as I proceeded to explain the fact of our faith in God to do what He needs to do in us now in India for what is next.

Why India? Why America? Why now? Why difficulty? Why pain? Why suffering? Why? I honestly don't know, but what I do know is God will take care of us where ever we are, and what ever we are going through. That is Faith. Faith is working when you don't have an instruction manual in front of you. Faith is jumping when you cannot see what you are jumping into. When God said India to us, we had a choice to say no, but in our mind if we would say no to God, we would miss the opportunity for something greater. Why India? Maybe to be there for the rest of our lives. Maybe to be there for a few years then go somewhere else God is leading us to. All I know is he wants to take us to India to make us better. India will be a time of shaping and forming. We will be trained and developed there. We chose "Yes." Because in our 11 plus years together we have seen God speak and do amazing things. Never in those 11 years did He let us down. When God spoke he provided. Isaac, Gabriel, and Sophie are living testimonies of God's great provision. He spoke to us to adopt. He provided every bit of money. He spoke to us to go to India. He has provided once again. His provision is so amazing. His love for us is so great.

I close this blog with this scripture below. This is the perfect example of what I have written about here.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

This scripture uses the description if an author writing a novel. I look at it as a composer putting the most beautiful music together, or an artist creating his masterpiece. You may ask me Why India? I want to ask you "why" are you going through what you are going through? Why are you headed in the direction you are headed? Is God leading you? Have you given him authority (Is He your author) or are you in authority? I choose Him as my "author." I want to be a masterpiece created by the master. I choose "yes" every time he speaks because I know He will make me something great. It may be hard in between, but in the end He will have a masterpiece. Why India? So God can do what ever he wants in us. It is not my life. I am His!

His Servants Forever

Brian & Jessica

Monday, August 24, 2009

10 more days!

Ten more days until we fly out! Oh My! How time flies by so quickly. Jessica and I are thrilled that we have made it. I know this blog has been neglected, but I promise to begin writing regularly. Keep an eye on this blog for future updates. The countdown is on. We are almost out of here!

We appreciate everyone who assisted in getting us to this point. Everyone's prayers and donations are greatly appreciated. We still need all the prayers and financial support while we are in India, so if you feel you would like to support us, know that your donation is tax deductible. you could send checks to P.O. Box 91753 Raleigh, NC 27675 or you could visit www.impactofhope.org and pay via paypal on the donation button. If you ever have any questions feel free to shot me an e-mail at johnsons@impactofhope.org

We love and Appreciate you all.

HIS Servants Forever,
Brian & Jessica