Trust or circumstances?

We have now been back from Ethiopia for four weeks and are busy making “our” plans. This means making a lot of contacts, writing out plans and in the meantime also figuring out some technical (im)possibilities. Many people ask when we are leaving again. “As soon as we’re done here,” we often reply. And we just don’t know when exactly that will be. “God knows” as our Ethiopian friend and partner Mulugeta would say. And so it is, He knows what is coming and we want to go where and how He leads us. Fortunately, we know that God guides us and provides for us. Because although many people mainly see the adventure in our lives, it is not all fun and adventure.

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“Trust in the Lord in your work, and your plans will prosper” (Prov. 16:3)

Now a little about the adventure we are currently on. During our last visit to Ethiopia we discovered what great possibilities there are if our small factory becomes a reality. People will earn an income, the streets will become cleaner and the country’s economy will get a boost. Moreover, we will tell people what Jesus did to restore the relationship between us and God. But first there is a challenge in the Netherlands. Because before that happens, we first have to find enough people who agree with our plan. People who want to make assets available to bring about change in Ethiopia.

A number of people have already indicated that they want to participate! Yes! At the same time, more people need to come before it can really start. And sometimes it seems like this will never work. From a human point of view… And then it comes down to trust. If the Lord has brought us this far, then this will also happen. Our idea will have a lot of impact, is feasible and will even leave money to pay back the investors and help other Ethiopians. Fortunately, nothing is impossible for God and we have seen and experienced miracles before!

Only sometimes….

But sometimes, when we realize that we don’t even have a place to call home and things don’t go well for a while, we don’t know. Then we have no choice but to trust and decide to keep going for it!

And it is often at such moments that we suddenly come into contact with the right person again, or that we receive something nice. It is precisely at such moments that God takes care of us, because that is how He is!

Baukje writes


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