Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Crazy Busy

August first we signed the lease on our new apartment. We spent the weekend moving in. I skipped church for the first time in eons to help the charming and beautiful Susan nest.

For those of you that don't know, we are going to be staying in Northern California awhile. We're working through the process of adopting our granddaughter and that means we can't leave the state. And we won't be able to leave for a minimum of a year after we adopt Ali.

But even if we could, I don't know that we would. Ali is getting care here that we're not sure can be duplicated somewhere else. Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, doctors, nurses, and social workers have teamed up around Ali to help her become all that she can possibly be. We are constantly blown away by their commitment to this little girl making sure her story has a happy ending. I see the fingerprints of God all over this team and our current situation.

I'll be transitioning to an organization that equips, trains, and provides administrative support for missionaries. I'll be teamed up with incredibly experienced men to develop a missionary care program as well as provide churches with the educational materials needed to send missionaries into the field and train teams for short term trips. We'll also streamline communications between missionaries in the foreign field and home.

We're excited about the possibilities and pretty well scared to death. I feel I'm in an incredible story and in the middle of an unexpected plot-twist. I'm perched on the edge of my seat, biting my nails as I watch the rest of the story unfold.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bryon,
I guess that is good news right. You do right for the little one. Praise God for all the great things he is doing for her.
I guess I'll be missing you. I was going to write you yesterday say "when you coming home man", well I got my answer today.
That organization you'll be working with has just recevied someone with good overall work style and a good overall man who's heart is after Gods!
DANG! But.....it's where the Lord takes you. We trust him.
God bless you guys bro! You and the Charming Mrs. Susan.

Hope i didn't get to mushy.

brother in Christ
Marcos

Bryon Mondok said...

Marcos:

Bring on the mush.

I'll be home on the 24th to start packing up. I'll be at church on the 26th.

So see ya then...

Jody said...

The fingerprints of God are all over you and Susan too. You will be greatly missed! Thom and the kids and I will be coming down on the 26th to see you at church. If you come back for the Disney Marathon, be sure to let us know! Our prayers go with you, of course!
~Hugs from the whole Scott tribe ~

MWest said...

Wish we could be there on the 26th. I certainly enjoyed working with you! Calvary will miss you dearly and I know Lyndsey will too. Sounds like you'll be working totally within your passion - missions.
God Bless!
Mike & Mary West

Vicki Small said...

Thanks for sharing this, Bryon. I've wondered what was happening job-wise, for you, because you and CC Jupiter obviously couldn't continue with the status quo forever. It sounds as though God has directed you to a place where He can use you and the gifts with which He has equipped you.

It must have been hard, these past months, to be so far from close friends and CC Jupiter, but I sure do applaud you and Susan for putting Ali's needs first. Your priorities are straight and God will take care of the rest.

Blessings to both of you.

Anonymous said...

We are still with you Pastor Bryon...let us know what we can do for you. If you are ever in So Cal, you have a home.

Only by grace,
Jan Arant

Bryon Mondok said...

wow! thanks, jan :)

Darlene said...

Get ready for some mushy stuff. I'm going to miss you and susan so much. I won't get to hear you calling my name from the stage as I start to set up for the power point. I know that you and susan are where you need to be and I will continue to keep you and the lovely susan and ali in my prayers and all the wonderful people that god has put around you. I love you both.