Go West Young Man

Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 
“ This is the way, walk in it,”
      Whenever you turn to the right hand
      Or whenever you turn to the left. <Isaiah 30:21>

Well, I think somewhere over Manitoba it hit me, “I’m moving to Alberta”.  Do you ever have moments where you feel like your watching your life as it plays out before you like a movie?  This was one of those moments.  And this moment in time was the culmination of much prayer, tears, laughs, trials and blessings. 

I was originally prompted by God one Saturday morning last March.  Jillian had taken Isaac grocery shopping, and I was deep in prayer in my living room, seeking God’s face.  This was the loudest I’d ever heard the “still -small voice” of the Holy Spirit and He said, you need to call Prairie Bible College regarding mission aviation.  “Now Lord”?…. Right now!  I went downstairs and called the airport hanger, and ended up chatting to a missionary pilot for over an hour who had been based out of Kenya. 

Unfortunately, I can’t begin to write all the ways God led us from that point till this one, mainly because they are precious stones of faith in my walk with God.  However, I will say this:  God is alive, He loves us, He has a plan for us, He loves to grant us the desires of our hearts, His ways are perfect, He is faithful, He is sovereign, and His purposes stand forever.

So here I am, in Three Hills, Alberta….anxiously awaiting the arrival of Jillian, Isaac, and Ella (she’s doing well by the way, please continue to pray for her as she heals and her heart adjusts)  in three weeks.  For those who don’t know, I’m enrolled in the Prairie School of Mission Aviation, a 2 year program which gives you your commercial pilots license, and essentially trains you to become a missionary pilot.  We have no idea where this is going to lead, but….oh what an adventure.  And that truly is the Christian walk…it’s a walk of faith, a walk of obedience…it’s full of trials and blessings.  And in the end, God receives the glory.

Have a blessed week, Stephen

Here’s a short video clip of the program:

 

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6 Responses to Go West Young Man

  1. Margaret Hiltz says:

    Wow! So excited for you guys! We’re currently doing the Crazy Love study and have been amazed by how God is directly our lives and the lives of the friends around us – so exciting!! Praying for you all as you start on this amazing adventure, so thankful Ella’s doing well…

  2. Joshua Wong says:

    Wow! That is great to hear Stephen! Deb was remarking how that just fits you and I agree – an adventure it will be. Have a great time out there and adjust to the small town of Three Hills, which may be a great experience to prepare you to go to the remote places of the world! ; )

  3. Kristen says:

    This is so exciting Stephen. Caleb, Esther and I just watched your video and read your post together – we are so excited for you. Praying Gods blessing as you prepare.

  4. Mike Hallett says:

    thanks so much for sharing ,its just so amazing how our Lord is and has blessed your lives .

  5. scottkohler says:

    I am blown away!!! So exciting, Stow! KEEP US UPDATED- OWEN HAS CONTROL OF THE CAPSLOCK, SORRY! GLAD TO HEAR ELLA’S DOING SO WELL, I CONTINUE TO THINK AND PRAY FOR HER. IS JILL STAYING WITH PARENTS THRU THIS TIME? TALK SOON, BRO. PS, HEARD FROM WAYNE LATELY?

  6. scottkohler says:

    THAT WAS DEE BY THE WAY:)

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