Counting Down the Days

Well, It’s the end of September, and we are getting impatient to get home! We have about 10 days left and we are just packing and planning. There are only small things left to do so that is helpful. We just wanted to do an update for everyone since things have changed and might be a little confusing. Matt is still searching for a job. Well, more like waiting. There are a lot of small freelance jobs that are a possibility but we would like the idea of something more full time. Matt has been doing some web design projects while he has the time here, expanding his opportunities for future work. If any of you need a website, let us know! Matt is building his portfolio now.

I haven’t been looking for a job too much because it is hard to find something part time that I think I would enjoy in Lynchburg. We don’t think it is wise for me to work full time and do school full time. Oh, and as a side note to clear things up, I have picked the Fashion Merchandising and Interiors major shooting for interior design. That is a 4-year degree. So, we were hoping for Matt to work and me just focus on school. Not knowing if that is possible, I have sent in my application to Liberty. My hope is to also do some freelancing in the beauty department. I do makeup and nails, so, again, if anyone needs a makeup artist for a wedding or event, let me know! There is so much that we want to accomplish, but we know it takes time and money. So, we are looking forward to taking this next step in our lives slowly. Which brings me to my next topic, our future.

We have a 5 year plan that includes school, finishing school, paying off school, and starting our family. Though, we are still leaving room and time for God to lead us. We are done with the crazy busy lifestyle of go, go, go! We are ready to take it slow and have time to let God lead us. So, that is why we are not looking at full time missionary life in Japan for the future. We love Japan, and we have learned so much. Most of all, that God is still guiding us. This is just the next step. We don’t even know where we will be in 1 year! But, we are prepared and we want to at least have this plan. We hope to be able to support missionaries and visit Japan on short term trips. But, as of right now, we do not plan to be career missionaries. We know that God has lead us to this decision, and truly feel like we are in His will right now. Leaving Japan was one of the hardest decisions we have made and will be heartbreaking to leave these relationships, but we also remember the ┬ádecisions that God has lead us to make in the past similar to this and we know it won’t be the last.

That’s all for now, I will put a video up on youtube with this same info in it. If you have any questions, please let us know. As always, thank you for your payers and encouragement. See you soon!

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