Friday, July 11, 2008

Drum roll please..........

The Book-Satterlees are heading back overseas! So, after a lot of prayer and thought, Kevin and I have decided that we are going to take the initial steps towards moving to Spain and beginning a Spearhead program there. For those of you who do not know what Spearhead is, it is the short-term mission program that Kevin and I have been participating in for the past year. It has a year component, and also a summer component. After thinking for quite some time where we could best use our desires and skills together, earlier this year Kevin and I concluded that a dream would be to have a study abroad program connected with students from Christian universities. Soon after that our boss approached us about starting a Spearhead program in another country. We were interested, but at the time felt that it would be something further off in the future. However, as we were weighing all of our options, we felt like this was the one in which we together had the most interest, and felt the most peace. So, we are going to begin to walk forward in this path and see if God continues to open doors for this path, and if so we will keep walking! :) Our plan is to head back to California in August. We will spend a little bit of time with our families up North, and then head back down to the Pasadena area. We plan to go on an exploratory trip to see if Spain is indeed the country for us, and begin the process of raising support and going through Latin America Mission's (LAM - the sending organization) long-term missionary process. We are excited and both very much at peace. Please be praying for us as we begin to walk forward in this new direction. If any of you know of extremely cheap housing in the Pasadena or Azusa area, please let us know, because this is going to be our next concern. Because raising support will be a full-time job, we are not sure exactly how we are going to manage the whole making money and having another job thing. :) Consequently, we are hoping to find somewhere where we can live very, very cheaply! So, for those of you who were waiting on pins and needles, this is the culmination of many months of soul searching and lots of prayer! We are excited to share this journey with you! :) Leah

3 comments:

The Grove Community Church said...

woohoooo!!!!! SOOO stinkin excited for you guys!! It sounds like the perfect fit and you certainly can't deny when God gives you that peace that passes all understanding. Wow, can I come???!!!
I'm glad you'll be in the Pas area for a little bit... I plan on doing some visiting :) Love you!
Sarah

Joel and Janette said...

We're excited with and for you guys. Praise God for His leading and your obedience to that call. I know that you'll be a great asset to the work in Spain and wherever else God ends up leading you...

Baughman Family said...

Well, hope to see you while you're in Pasadena. I am so stoked that you're thinking about Spain since that is where we're planning to go! Would love to talk to you about it.