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A Remarkable Day

Posted on June 25, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Thursday 24th June was a remarkable day.

 

On the political front, Australia had a new Prime Minister under the most extraordinary of circumstances and she is the first female Prime Minister in Australian history.

 

On the sporting front, the Socceroos won its first match in the FIFA World Cup but just missed out on the Round of 16 by goal difference! This marks the end of this World Cup campaign for the Aussies, and for many in the squad this would be their last World Cup.

 

Two remarkable events.

 

On the personal front, Thursday was a remarkable day as I told my parents for the first time about our mission plans. Earlier this year, I had shared about how this would be perhaps the biggest obstacle for me personally. However, my 2hr conversation with my parents went surprisingly well even though they did not agree nor understand why we would want to uproot our family and take them to Africa to serve God.  But that's ok. We still love one another and that's the main thing.

 

Prayer made a huge difference (So a big thank you to those who have been praying for us!). What was first thought of as an obstacle has become an opportunity for me to know my parents better and for them to know me better. I also hope that they will come to know God better and His heart for the nations.

 

It certainly feels like a big burden has been lifted to have initiated this dialogue with my parents on this issue. It will be an ongoing conversation with them but now I don’t dread it as much knowing that they are ‘open’ to talk about it.

 

Much to be thankful for to the remarkable God who is in control of the remarkable events of life!

 

~ Pete

Categories: Thoughts, 2010

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