Our dream has finally come true. We are in Romania! If you know Liviu and I, you know this has been a dream God put on our hearts years ago, to do ministry here in this beautiful country. We are so excited for what the future has to hold.
At the same time, this is when Satan tends to attack the most even through people we love and respect. We have been put down and made to feel like this is a horrible decision and how could we do this to our daughter? The words people have spoken to us and to others hurt and I being a mother take it hard when all I want is the best for my baby. But the thought that keeps coming to my mind is that I would rather be in God’s will than my friends will.

When I think of Abella in the ministry and being involved in missions, it honestly brings a big smile to my face. I know God has big plans for her and already she has brought a smile to everyone’s face that we meet. Her friendliness and sweet personality draw people in and they want to know more about this joy they see. All I can do is pray that God gives Liviu and I the wisdom to know how to raise her and how to show Christ to her.

I have come to realize that the comfort I love and hold dear in America is something that can be so crippling as a believer. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that living in a nice house or having a nice car is wrong but there is a chance that the material items we are so use to can be a distraction from God and our faith as a whole. The comforts of life can get in the way of the lost and hurting in this world all because we don’t want to leave our comfort zone.
As I was laying in bed at 3:47 AM, this passage of scripture came to my mind. It is one of those scriptures that haunts me and reminds me where my perspective should be and it should not be on myself or what others think of me.
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.”

‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭3:1-5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I am not trying to push this on anyone, just writing my thoughts and from my heart. We officially start on Tuesday and can’t wait for what is ahead!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Becky says:

    Omg there’s more to your IG post. So glad I clicked your link. So nice to read your thoughts and I’m so happy God is actively working in your lives. Miss you! Can’t wait to follow along your journey and hopefully meet again soon

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  2. Lisa McAlpine says:

    Chel, this is beautiful honey and you are being a wonderful mom and dad to show your daughter God first… there’s absolutely no denying that God has called you to ministry and absolutely no denying it is Romania in this season and for that to change is Gods decision.. no one else’s! People who love you and know you well will know your walk with God and respect your decisions for your family… keep your eyes up honey!! This is a beginning to a beautiful story that He Himself is writing through your obedience! Can’t wait to watch it unfold!!! And although we miss you, if we truly love we want you to be exactly where you are.. in Gods perfect will protected by the shadow of His wings:) love you! GO FOR GOD!! ❤️

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  3. DeAnna says:

    You and your family will be in my prayers. God has begun His work through you and Liviu and Abella. May you all continue to bless others, you have been a blessing to me. Much love and hugs to you all….

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