Written by: Sarah
We have certainly enjoyed all of the traveling and visiting with friends, family, and churches these past 2 months. It has truly been a blessing. God has given us so many people who support us and bless us in ways that are unexpected.
We love when you ask us questions about our experiences in Niger and we love to share how God has been at work. But sometimes y’all ask really difficult questions! For example, “What was the hardest thing about living there?” That’s a hard question to answer because there were a lot of hard things...it just depended on the day. Here are some of the hard things about living in Niger - heat, lack of privacy, no church, no English speakers in my village, no ‘easy’ meals to cook, no fast food restaurants, homeschooling, seeing babies die, living amongst poverty yet not being poor myself, seeing my kids and husband struggle, lack of conveniences, power outages, lack of friends, being away from family...etc, etc, etc.
The past three years were very stressful and very difficult. But God is good. He is SO good. And HE has been our joy and HE has been faithful to sustain us.
He has taught me (again and again) that He is my strength. Spending time daily in prayer and Bible reading is essential. Many people these past two months have also told me they think I’m brave and they could never do what I do. Well, that’s certainly true. Not the part about me being brave, but the part about not being able to do what I do.