It has been almost a week since the boys an I moved into our new home and we are so so happy. An incredible peace has fallen on our little family and the Holy Spirit has very gently been reaching into the deeply broken parts of each of us and has been pouring in a healing balm. Moving was not easy. It was intense, confusing, complicated and at the same time we had a beautiful anticipation for our new life that was waiting on the other side of this big move.
Packing up a home alone was hard work. I purged, big time. Letting go not only of the physical but also the painful emotions that needed to be left behind. In the lead up to the move a number of things happened. My car died, like beyond help died. Two of my main financial supporters were not able to support us this month and general life got really hard. It was all spiritual. All push back because of the Godly decisions that we were making. Isn’t it always the way? Pushing forward in the calling, in obedience, and then BAM! The enemy freaks out and all hell breaks loose and the way forward seems blocked by all the negative circumstances.
18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.”
The new way in the wilderness is just so beautiful, peaceful, scenic and full of love. The new way is not a lonely path, I am now joined by a family, a tribe, a community. Loved ones who hold me and the boys so very gently. Ushering us forward into our freedom, embracing and supporting us the whole way.
Our new home is a beautiful cottage on a property belonging to our church. It is peaceful and rural, with lots of land and so many birds. The view is to die for and the children and our pets are the happiest that I have seen them in years, and that for this Mama’s heart is EVERYTHING.
One of the best parts of this move is that we are now within walking distance from our beautiful church. We are excited as this means that we will be able to fully immerse ourselves in the ministry of the church as well as the work that I am doing with Hope’s Anchor.
We have been having a shifting and a changing in the ministry and it is so exciting. I love how passionate Divine Love is not only about our ladies but also about our team. So many of our team members are going through some really hard battles (myself included) and yet His love is gently ushering in healing and growth. It has been exciting to watch how our Hope’s Anchor work is being braided together with the work our church’s ministry Heartstrings Community Project. Love is orchestrating the most beautiful symphony and my heart is overflowing with peace and joy.
I want to say thank you to all of you have been lifting us up and interceding on behalf of our family.
For those who have been wondering, Martin has returned to the UK for the in foreseeable future to be with his mother who is battling cancer. Please keep her in your prayers. I am not at a point where I am free to talk further about him returning to the uk. If you have questions about our situation you are very welcome to email me.
We love and appreciate you all so much, Thank you for believing in the calling and for caring for my precious little family. We would really appreciate your prayers for a vehicle for us so that I can get the boys to their new school which starts on Monday. and we would also appreciate your prayers for new financial supporters to come forward so that I can continue to follow the call here in South Africa.
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