mitch & char

mitch & char

Tuesday, November 10



Well, nearly. I just wanted to share with you. This morning we mailed out our first round of support letters(that is so tough for me-I dislike asking anyone for help, but Ben reminded me “you are not asking for yourself, you are asking for God-You are not going on vacation, you are going to be broken and built back up to best serve Him-and you need the prayer and financial support for you to do that”—thanks Ben)

Today was a rough day for me, prayerfully not the first of many. I actually stayed home(first time in 2 years), and have really been down about processing all that is to come—to the point of questioning the call(which we KNOW that God wants us in Africa)-just a shadow of doubt creeping in here and there. The enemy has a stronghold on my “doubts” it seems sometimes, and today-he seemed to be winning

…I started going through our Christmas ornaments to select a few that we will take with us(something I have loved every year since a child- as each family member gives each other an ornament each year, and I can reminisce about 30+ years of memories).. as soon as I opened the first box to sort-the phone rang, and it was my friend up in S.D. with the reassuring news that God loves us. He called just to encourage me today. Then he went on to say that at his company Christmas party- they are going to share about Children’s Cup and the need of the children and ministry- and ask their staff to all make gifts, and that their business is going to support us as part of their business plan of giving with a generous monthly gift starting in January. He has been recruiting others to come on board and pray for us and support us.

…but amidst the tears and sobbing, I once again felt the inexplicable peace come over me. To that friend-I simply can only say “Thank you” you have NO idea how much you mean to me!

OH how God knows the right timing. I sit in awe of Him, and owe Him my life!

I just had to share this-as we are seeing the hand of God move through His people. Why wouldn’t He?-He promised that He would! Yet I am a doubter-just like Thomas, even after seeing the scars-I still question His promises.

He always proves faithful, He always proves powerful, and He always does it when He knows it needs to be done. Who am I to serve the most high?

God has A LOT to show and teach me-I know that being in Africa will be more about Him working in me the first year, than me “saving” anyone. (seems we all think we can change the world immediately when we go overseas… good intentions indeed, but all too often lack the follow-through)...if anything I need His eyes to feel His pain and hurt to become effective ministering to His people.

More committed than ever to answer His call.

Psalm 9:10- those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 36:5- Your Love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.

Isaiah 54:10-" Though the mountains be shaken and hills be removed, my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed", says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

Mitch and Charlotte Hildebrant
Missionaries to Swaziland Africa
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1 comment:

Charlotte H said...

Sound great always know just how to write exactly what I am thinking...get ready...God's gonna bless our socks off (again and again) :o) your humble wife!