A major transition…

Dear Missionary Mom Friends,

Like I just was writing about in the “Defining Home” post, our lives as missionary moms are often full of many transitions and many new homes. Just a few days ago we learned that our family is going to need to move to a new city in Russia within the next 10 days. I find it so encouraging that the Lord was already  leading me to think and pray on these things even before we had any idea that there would be a major transition in the near future.

There are a number of reasons, all clearly showing God’s hand in directing us to a new place, but as you can imagine, this is a challenging time for us as we have to say many difficult goodbyes to the people that we love so deeply here, and as we say goodbye to the life that we have grown to love enjoy so much in this place that has become home to us.

I was writing this post to let you know that I will likely be unable to post much if at all for the next several weeks, but I look forward to resuming this blog once we get settled in Seattle for our furlough. I hope perhaps you can enjoy getting to know one another better through your own blogs (leave  a link in the comments if you want to be added and I will have time to add you to the blogroll) in the meantime. God bless each of you and know that I am praying for you!  “See” you soon!

~Ashley

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5 Responses to “A major transition…”


  1. 1 Rachel Beita April 18, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Wow! I will be praying for you. May God turn this stressful situation into a time of peace in knowing you are in His will. God bless.

  2. 2 Jody McComas April 19, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I’ll be praying for you guys! I look forward to an update and how we can pray more specifically.

  3. 3 Julie April 20, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Ashley, may God’s peace and presence fill you as you make this transition and administer your home and prepare for furlough all at the same time!

  4. 4 Ashley L. April 21, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you so much for your prayers! We are doing well and are plugging away at our packing. It has been quite a learning experience figuring out how to get all of our belongings transported cross-country without us being on the receiving end until after our furlough, but it seems to be working out. The kids are having a blast with all of the boxes and bags (destroying a few in the process, but at least having fun), and we have been so blessed to be surrounded by so many amazing friends who have helped us tremendously. I think I will be ready to sleep for a week strait once we get to Seattle, but at least things are going well!

    Jody, thanks so much for asking for specific prayer requests. I have several things that we would LOVE prayer for:

    -that we would find a way to get our things from the train station to the storage unit. This is all new to us and semi-confusing.
    -that we will figure out how to get the contract signed and storage paid for without being physically present and not being able to do it over the phone. (I have some ideas on this that are in process)
    -that we would continue to experience the Lord as our strength during this busy time
    -that we would cherish the moments that we have with people here and not let logistics force out the most important part, the goodbyes to the people here that we love.
    -for good travel back to Seattle with two very active toddlers!

    Ok, so that is a lot to pray for, but we appreciate any prayers that you would like to pray for us! Anyone else moving or heading back for furlough and in need of prayer? Please share!

  5. 5 The Things We Do April 29, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    this post meant a lot to me….. I hope your transitions go well. You will be missed on here until you can get back to posting again. =0)


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