Friday, April 15, 2011

Weekly Prayer Focus: The Foxes

Please be in prayer for Jody & Sarah Fox this week. The Foxes will be joining the Songhai team in July and we are so excited that God has called them to serve the Songhai in Niger with us! Next week, they will be packing up & heading to Virginia for 8 weeks of training. These 2 months will be an intense time of studying, worshiping, learning & getting ready for the field.

Pray also for them as they make preparations to come. Major decisions in packing will need to be made: leave the peanut butter & take the kid's movies? Velveeta or muffin mixes? Books or homeschool material? Undoubtedly, there will be purchases that need to be made & many, many Wal-Mart runs to buy items for a place they've never been to. We've been there & done that & it's not easy & very overwhelming at times.

Pray for them as they will begin to make decisions about homeschooling their eldest daughter who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall. This is really their only option with where they are being placed. And while they are comfortable with doing this, it won't come easy. They'll be knee deep in language (which is a job in itself) while also caring for house & home & 3 children AND adding homeschooling on top of that. All the preparations they can do before they come will be of most benefit to them.

As you can see, there are many decisions to be made before ever stepping foot on a plane to come here ... some trivial but most are major. There is the stress of making these decisions plus the stress of an intense training plus the stress of leaving your home & family. We would appreciate your prayers for the Foxes this week (& the coming weeks) as they deal with these stressors ... that God would give them wisdom, discernment, peace, patience & time to rest in Him.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Just by reading this post you've got me even more stressed than I already was! But yes, we have been feeling some of those stressors that you mentioned and we REALLY appreciate the prayer for our family.

    -Sarah Fox