Wow. Have you heard that song by King and Country called “Burn the Ships”? We heard it a bunch of times on Christian radio, but as soon as we embarked on this new journey with the Lord, that song became our anthem. Selling our home and leaving family and pets to live full time in an RV is definitely like burning ships after landing on an island. I pray we stay the course with the strength of Jesus. After a much needed rest at a friends place we set off on our journey on October 12, which happened to be Columbus Day. We said “goodbye” to our sweet Neil family, which was so bittersweet. They are as close as it comes to family!
I am excited, Cory is nervous to drive the RV all the way across the country, and Jena is crying because she had to say goodbye to her family.
It was hard, and sad yet exciting all at the same time. Not part of the plan but perfectly planned by the Lord, we landed in Amana, Iowa where we learned that Amana was founded by Christians who fled Germany due to religious persecution. They were called Inspirationalists because they followed the believe that one could be inspired and speak by the power of the Holy Spirit. God definitely inspired us to be led by the Holy Spirit on our first stop! Below is a picture of an original Amana Colony home:
We were getting used to RV living and decided to break the oven in for the first time with some chocolate chip cookies. As I’m posting this, I realize that our stove says Amana, which means it was made there in Amana Iowa. Ha!
Onward we go, to Thurman, Iowa, where we found out bourse before that the Lord had prepared a place for us to stay on a sweet couple’s 36 acre property. Here is the bridge entry to their property:
It was so beautiful here. This couple has a vision of people who feel like outcasts coming here and receiving the love of Jesus and being discipled. We were able to minister to this couple and pray into their vision and bless their land. Below is the kids and us and our spiritual parents, Steve and Susan as we walk and bless the property.
We love them so much! So glad to start our journey with them on our path!
Our last night in Thurman, we had a prayer meeting where we received prayer from an amazing groups of powerful intercessors. God moved and we felt the empowerment and refreshing of the Holy Spirit to carry on with our journey!
To say that God was moving amongst us was an understatement. We were only das into the journey and We already saw God going before us and establishing our path. This now became our prayer for you...That in the midst of everything going on in life - God would go before you and prepare His plans for you.