Wow, What a journey the Lord has us on right now! It’s been awesome to join Him on this journey and we look forward to what He has in store for us in the coming months and years.
We have been learning “everything you always wanted to know about Rob and Jackie Passer”. What makes us tick, what happens when we are not able to use our strengths and what happens when our strengths are used in ways that can possibly be hurtful to others. We’ve learned that Rob is an introvert and I am an extrovert…like we needed a personality test to tell us that! We have learned why I like to talk and why Rob spends more time listening and soaking it all in. And I am learning to listen better and that it’s hard to listen if your mouth never closes…
We are learning that everybody on this earth is uniquely made by God to have the strengths, personality traits and gifts to fulfill a need for Kingdom purposes. And that our lifetime of experience has brought us to the place that God has us today. It’s truly amazing and humbling to know that before time began, God hand-picked every one of our traits. That He took the time to WANT to mold me into the woman I am today and Rob into the man that he is today. And I see now why we have walked through so many difficult times and hurts. It’s hard to help someone else through a crisis if we have never been through a crisis ourselves.
I have found that I am already in a transition period. No, we are not moving right away but the transition has already started. The first part of April, Rob and I went to Haiti with a team from our church and it occurred to us that it would be the last short term trip we take for quite some time and possibly the last short term trip we take with Maple Grove E Free. I have transitioned out of the Missions Leadership Team at MGEFC and have turned it over to capable hands that God has prepared for such a time as this. This ministry has been a part of my life since 2004 and while it’s difficult to not be a part of it anymore I know that God had me there as a training for what is to come. Brad is a Junior in High School now and we have visited 2 college campuses, he has taken his ACT test and we will be dropping him off this summer at Stanford University in California for a Summer High School College program for 8 weeks. My baby isn’t a baby anymore!
On May 6 we will be traveling to Phoenix, AZ for a “Sharpening Your Interpersonal Skills” workshop. We are looking forward to going to learn what God wants us to learn about ourselves, how to read others and how to help others in difficult situations. We then come home and will be telling ReachGlobal about everything the Lord has taught us over the last months since the REV. We look forward to hopefully raising support this summer and over the next year and we can’t wait to tell everyone about our ministry and what God has called us to do in times of crisis both domestically and internationally.
Please pray for the next few months as we travel to Phoenix for the workshop, hopefully go through orientation with ReachGlobal in June, get Brad to Stanford for the summer and then traveling around the United States talking to friends and family about our ministry.
We covet and appreciate your prayers!
In Him Always!