It’s happening. It’s really happening. I think each one of us have taken turns over the past couple of weeks wondering if we would ever be leaving Istanbul. And now, it really is happening. We’re sitting in Mom’s hospital room with keen awareness that sometime in the next couple of hours we’ll be leaving this room.
So, we thank God.
Thank you God, for a miraculous healing. Thank you that what we were told was Legionella, and then were told was pneumonia, really turned out just to be a severe lung infection; an infection that you chose to heal. Thank you for healing Mom’s encephilitus too.
Thank you God, for friends and family. We’ve been told so many times throughout this ordeal about how strong we are. But, God, you know we were weak. And, it was the prayers of our friends and family that sustained us. So, thanks for strong friends. For, godly friends. Thanks for their love and support.
Thank you God that you are still the God of miracles. You are still the God of mystery. You are still the God who will do as You please. Thank you for being You.
Thank you God for Turkey and the Turkish people. Thank you for allowing us to be in this land that so desperately needs You. Thank you for allowing us to get a bigger vision for what this world that you created looks like.
Thank you God for health. We so often times take for granted that tomorrow will come. Thank you that you sustain us day by day. Help us not to forget that our lives depend not upon us, but you.
Thank you God for grace. We don’t deserve it, and You have lavished it upon us.
Thank you God for home. We are excited to go back where you have allowed us to live. We’re thankful for the friends and family that are there. We are thankful for the lives that you have given us there. We are grateful for the homes that you have provided. We are excited to get back.
Thank you God for provision. You have taken care of our needs. We are grateful for the way that you take care of your children.
In the Precious name of Jesus,
Brian (for the rest of the family).