It’s finally time!

2 Jun

The Day is Finally here,

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last update, and boy has it been busy.  With nine months to plan the move, you would have thought the final days would have been a little easier.  Difficult and challenging as it has been, we have been overwhelmed with our friends, our families, and our Church, COTES.TV, supporting us, walking through everything with us.  The support we have received has been amazing, something we would have never thought we would have gotten, and definitely don’t deserve.

Through everything, it has been very easy to see God walking with us through it all, maybe even sometimes carrying us through it, but never leaving us alone.  We have sold just about everything, our cars, our toys, clothes, furniture, my beloved grills and smoker!  And through it all, it hasn’t been as challenging as we thought it would be, it has actually been quite freeing.  Now, I’m not here telling everyone they should sell all the fun stuff, heck, we would love to borrow it when we come back on our return trips.  But for us at this time, it was the right thing to do.  Hopefully in the next month or so, we will be selling our house also, God willing.

One of the most amazing things over the past 9 months has been seeing our kids hearts fall in love with Honduras and the kids at GiveHope2Kids.  At first, they both weren’t too excited about the move, and understandably so, but since they were able to go and experience and see the orphanage, they have been pumped about getting back.  As we were boarding the plane in Atlanta, my daughter found out Jason at the orphanage was going to go and get them 2 chicks, and a huge smile broke out over her beautiful face.

The most difficult thing over the past couple of weeks is the relationships.  So often we take for granted our friends and families, but its been incredibly hard saying goodbye, even though its not a goodbye forever.  Though we know they are with us, join us on the team as we follow God to Honduras, it is still hard knowing we cant just pop in and say hello, or go to hang out whenever.  Thankfully with technology, we will still be able to stay in touch.  Feel free to join us on skype at audent2001, or download viber app on your smart phone and we can still talk and text for free over wifi.

Another hard thing is not being able to join our local church family at COTES.TV.  we will miss serving alongside so many.  We will miss  the awesome worship through music, teaching, serving, etc we have experienced over the past 5 years.

However, through all that, we are all incredibly excited to begin this new adventure, following alongside God in His mission in a new place for us.  Overwhelmed that we would get to work alongside such an amazing Savior, filled with a powerful Holy Spirit and comforted by Our ABBA Father, we head out, knowing we are not alone!  We think we know what this next year may look like, however, God truthfully only knows how everything will play out.  Looking forward to learning, following, serving, ministering, giving and worshipping an amazing almighty God.  Join our team and we serve in Honduras!

Thanks for all the support.  We love ya’ll and God bless

The Bakers

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2 Responses to “It’s finally time!”

  1. lpepper June 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    That’s a LONG way to fly a babysitter!!!! Looking forward to the day when she’s finished with school and can come for a visit!!

    • 1step1day1mission June 22, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

      We miss Amanda also, would love for her to come visit whenever she could, the girls would love it!

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