Friday, April 9, 2010

South Korea Bound

Mathiang is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, and if you are unfamiliar with his story and his place in our life, you might wish to read a bit of his history on some older posts.

1.) Passed test for US Citizenship

2.) Citizenship

3.) Celebrating Citizenship

4.) How God's Opened Our Hearts Through Mathiang

Now, guess what God has planned for Mathiang's summer?

Mathiang is now attending Maryville College and doing fantastic. (3.5 GPA!) His major is International Business and he attends church with my sister, Kelly's, family at Fairview UMC. The congregation at their church has reached out to Mathiang tremendously and the pastor has fallen in love with him.

Dr. Russell (the pastor) approached Mathiang on Sunday and asked him about his plans for the summer. When Mathiang responded that he didn't have any, Dr. Russell informed Mathiang that he was leading a mission trip to South Korea this summer and he wanted Mathiang to come with him. He also told Mathiang that he would take care of all of the expenses for the trip!

Amazing! God has miraculously provided for all of Mathiang's needs upon coming to Knoxville and NOW God's providing travel to other nations for Mathiang! God is doing so much all around us!

With Mathiang's story, our adoption, close family members that are considering international adoption, dear friends also adopting from Ghana, things happening on the international missions front, and everything God is stirring in our hearts, I can only stand in wonder of all that God is doing in His world...
Look at the nations and watch—
and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
that you would not believe,
even if you were told.
Habakkuk 1:5

1 comment:

Kristy said...

I love that verse!!! :)

Yay! Mathiang! Have a great summer!!!