I can't believe it's been five years!
On St. Patrick's Day 2012, we landed in Dublin City with dreams in our hearts and naivety in our vision. We had no idea what we were getting into, but we haven't regretted it one single day. Our time so far in Ireland has given us the most exciting and, without a doubt, the toughest years of our lives.
I can't describe with few words the tough moments we've had here. A miscarriage, loss of family members, cultural adjustment, discovering hidden weaknesses, finding our identity, searching for purpose...it is a long list.
But the list of beautiful moments is much longer. The birth of our two amazing boys, new friends, students connected to Christ, seeing God use us, contributing to our home church (St. Mark's), contributing to the national movement of CCI, discovering hidden strengths, finding our identity/purpose, etc.
We are so blessed to call Ireland our home. We are blessed because of the people here who have taken us in as their own. We are blessed because of the beautiful people here God has called us to reach. We are blessed because of the opportunities God has given us. And we are so very blessed because of you.
Without you, people praying and supporting us, we would not be able to live this dream. Together we are a team of people committed to seeing God move in the lives of students and people of Ireland. Thank you for making the past five years possible. Thank you and well done to you for all that God has done through your generosity.
Here's the next five years in Ireland.