Stepping out of the Boat

Today was my last day at my job as I resigned now that we are moving to Haiti and we have to give all our time to building a support team, which will require a lot of traveling and stuff.  So, like Peter, I have stepped out of the boat and am completely trusting in Him that I will not sink.  Today was a challenge because it was my last day and I was feeling a little fear about what is going to happen in 2 weeks when I don’t get a paycheck and our support is not yet coming in.  Well, the Lord just brought comfort to my “o ye of little faith” heart as I got an email just a few minutes ago from a woman in TX (who I only met once in person for about 39 seconds ) just now telling me that she plans on supporting us regularly and just mailed us a check for a large dollar amount!!!!  I’m totally blown away.  It’s like God was saying to me, “Fear not, Cody, for I am with you.  Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  That sounds familiar…is that in the Bible or something:) Haha.

And so the Lord is showing Himself faithful as we take our first steps out of the boat amidst the wind and the waves and walk on water with our eyes focused on Him.

I just booked my ticket for Haiti as I will be traveling there from July 27th to August 3rd to be part of a missions team and to make preparations for when we move there in the Fall, Lord willing.  I can’t wait to get back there to see those children whom I love so much and to share Christ with all the children in the village of Camp Coq as we will be having a big Vacation Bible School for the kids in the village.  More than that though, I can’t wait for the blessed day when we are given the privilege to serve our God by boarding a one way flight to Haiti with my wife, 2 little girls, and our dog and make the village of Camp Coq our home as we get to live among the people of Haiti and share God’s love with them every day.

I miss these kids….

Rodlin and Robinson
Rodlin and Robinson - kids at the orphanage
Jeff
Jeff - the youngest kid in the orphanage
Our soon to be neighbors Fritzweiss and his sisters...notice the swollen bellies (a sign of malnourishment)
Our soon to be neighbors Fritzweiss and his sisters...notice the swollen bellies (a sign of malnourishment)
The many beautiful children in the village of Camp Coq...May the Lord send us soon to reach out to the forgotten ones.
The many beautiful children in the village of Camp Coq

May the Lord send us soon to reach out to these and many others…