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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Travel Alerts & Persistence

With the recent announcement of Osama bin Laden's death came a worldwide travel alert. And, of course we have received many worried comments, mostly, "Are you still going to India?!" Our answer....Yes! Of course we are still going! :) I don't think people realize that Americans have always been targets of terrorism & hate. Yes, now that hate may be more saturated and stronger with this new development, but can we truly live our lives in fear, and never venture out? Remember the old saying, "there's nothing to fear, but fear itself"? Do you think the Israelis and Palestinians all stay home because of hate for each other, and fear of retaliation? Nope. They are more at risk than we are, and yet they go on about their lives, despite the horrible attrocities that happen quite often. Did people stop going to Mexico when violence became rampant? Well, many people stopped going, but not all. Our pastor for one, was brave enough to go preach a revival for one of our churches in Mexico! And guess what? He came back! Some may argue with, "but what about the other pastor that went months previous and was murdered?!"  All I can say is that nothing takes God by surprise! Can we honestly imagine God up in heaven saying to one of His angels, "oh no! I didn't know that would happen!"  I seriously doubt it.  Neither does it surprise Him when any other death or tragedy takes place. I totally believe that all things are in His loving and gracious control, and if something were to happen to us, then by all means, it seriously must have been our time to go "home".  As stated before, God's ways are not our ways. And really, we would not have had any desire to go to India if it wasn't for Him. So, with that said, we still continue our countdown, with a bit of persistence...6 days remaining! :)

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