And now we are off again!

DSCF0425This is our final weekend in Vermont.  This makes it bitter sweet.  At MTI they taught us about saying a good goodbye.  This last week has been a succession of goodbyes.  Last Sunday afternoon we said goodbye to our Newport Fellowship who all gathered around us to say “God Speed.”  This Sunday morning St. Luke’s in Chester will send us off.  Last Sunday they let us share about our ministry at each service.  Then I was asked to lead the music this Sunday – that is a huge blessing for me.  Do pray! Some of the songs are very traditional.  I will be introducing them to a new song that I had sung at our picnic this last summer for St. Lukes.  It was written by Dawn Rodgers and Eric Wyse.  Eric was my beloved organist in Nashville whose gifts have me in awe whenever I hear him play.  Let me share the words.

Wonderful, merciful Savior
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a Lamb
Could rescue the souls of men
Could rescue the souls of men

Counselor, Comforter, Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost the way
Oh, we hopelessly lost the way

You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh, our hearts always hunger for

Almighty, infinite Father
Faithfully loving Your own
Here in our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne
Oh, we’re falling before Your throne

You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh, our hearts always hunger for

As we leave it is with a great sense of weakness and yet of God’s huge strength.  Says another song, “I was lost but now I’m found.”  In Jesus is LIFE in all its fullness.  Wherever we go he goes before.  So, I am always “found!”

Please pray for traveling mercies, sweet fellowship upon arrival and fruitful ministry amongst our Peruvian family.  As they say down there – A DIOS, vaya con Dios.

Ever only all for thee - thanks Amy

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6 responses to “And now we are off again!

  1. Ian and Polly – What a blessing you have been!
    Perhaps we should come to Chester, VT for the service?

  2. andrew osmun

    The song text is a great blessing – to read – if not to hear!

    You are at our thanksgiving table this week – via prayer!

    Andrew

  3. frianm

    Blessings Andy –
    Find the song on you tube if possible – it is wonderful to sing – otherwise I will teach it next summer – Blessings again – Ian

  4. Gloria Johnson

    I was checking your blog to see if you had anything up about arriving in Peru, and what did I see? One of my very favorite songs! We have used it both at our church in Montana and on numerous Tres Dias/Cursillo weekends! The first time I heard it I fell in love with it 🙂 Muy interesante tu conoces la persona que escribio eso! Hope you are getting settled in. Blessings, Gloria

  5. Jesse Osmun

    Ian.. I stumbled on this blog doing a search for an old wordpress Dad has done. I can’t wait to hear all the news as you go about mission. Be blessed!

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