Leaving today for Cameroon!

by Stacey

Today we will be driving to Geneva, Switzerland with our four kids and 12 pieces of luggage to board a plane headed to Cameroon, Africa. Although our minds are currently filled with the details of our trip, in the seldom quite moments, we are reminded and encouraged that there is no “foreign land” that is out of the reach of our Lord’s presence in our lives…

  1. “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?  

  2. If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! 
  3. If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 
  4. even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.” 
  5. – Psalm 139:7-10

We are ready for whatever joys, trials, challenges, disappointments, and adventures that the Lord has planned for us only because we know that he will be with us and that he will give us grace for every season that he walks us through. 
For the month of August, we will be with another missionary family and will be doing a lot of traveling, learning to cook, going to markets, learning to drive, and learning whatever else they think is important. Starting in September, we do not exactly know where we will be living and it is very likely that we will be “roughing it” until our container (Lord willing) arrives around November. Dave and I joke that he and the boys are going to go into the jungle with a saw and try to make a house for us. We are hoping it won’t be quite “that bad.” All this to say, we would love prayers during this time of transition: that we would be gracious to one another in the midst of craziness, and that we could find a house quickly to then be able to start language learning. We do not know when we will have access to the Internet, so do not be surprised if we do not post anything for quite some time.
“Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!”  
– Psalm 67:3 

Author: Stacey Hare

Stacey is a servant of Jesus Christ as well as a wife, mom, linguist, and Bible translator. Right now she is working creating literacy materials so the Kwakum people can learn to read and write in their language. She is also working on translating Old Testament stories into Kwakum with her husband and local Kwakum colleagues.