It was seven years ago today that I set foot for the first time in Iceland. I remember that day like it was yesterday. When I boarded the Iceland Air plane and sat on the tarmac at the BWI (Baltimore, MD) airport, my heart raced with the joy. I had been praying for Iceland for four years and now for the first time I would get to see the country I had come to have such an affection for. The opening line in my journal for the trip was “God please show me why you have placed the country so heavy on my heart.”
Seven years later, I ponder all that God has allowed me to share in and I weep with joy in this truth. “God has been and is working among the Icelandic people.” My joy has been seeing God do more that I could have ever imagined. I am, along with many others, grateful to share in this journey.
This week Cami and Ben completed their first week of public school in Iceland. They have been welcomed with open arms. Our prayer is that God will allow friends they make today to become brothers and sisters in Christ over the next several years.
Thank you for your prayers and support as we serve in the northern most capital of the world, Reykjavik, Iceland.