The last half of verse 22 in Isaiah 60 summarizes well the last few weeks of our lives:
I am the Lord; in its time I will do this swiftly.
God has made it abundantly clear that our time at SonSet Solutions, where we have served in ministry for the past nine years, needed to come to a close. If anyone would like more details of this, we’d be happy to discuss them. But in summary — many of the projects we moved here to work on have come to completion, the summer interns have wrapped up, and it is time for us to do so as well.
It is certainly bittersweet, as we have had an amazing near-decade at that ministry. And a transition means our whole life – home, location, church, work, and daily life – will change as well.
However, we are certainly not moving out of ministry. On the contrary! We are responding to a call to go deeper, to move to a more front-line role. We desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus. To share the good news of Christ. And to serve ‘the least of these’ as viewed by Guatemalan society.
We’ve worked on a new ministry plan with MissionGO (our sending organization) and are ECSTATIC to share it with you: Tom will use his passion for, and experience in, rehabilitation engineering to serve children and families with disabilities in a full-time role. And most importantly, use the relationships formed from this to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
As a family we have prayed and have been given peace about a relocation to Guatemala. Yes, we’ll be selling the house, leaving behind life as we know it, and getting our possessions down to just a few suitcases to relocate the (soon to be!) six of us to Latin America. We feel this is the best place to start this new arm of ministry in rehab(ilitation) engineering.