In preparation for a new EMI Senegal website, I've been reflecting on our history, including past projects in West Africa and the team's arrival in Senegal. I was often impatient as I waited almost 5 years to see God bring a team together for this office, and then another 2 years as we studied language.
However, time invested is not lost, and it brings even more opportunity, building greater character. With perspective, I'm thankful for and able to rejoice in these seasons of waiting. Still, I have to remind myself of this as we wait now for Céline's paperwork. May God be glorified as He continues to shape us!
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:1-5