Six years ago we sold our house and 22 years of accumulated stuff. We left behind a lot of memories. We said goodbye to our friends, family, and brothers and sisters in the Lord and moved to Swaziland, Africa. We had to do it because the Lord moved in our hearts and we knew it. He gave us His vision for our lives. We said yes! No looking back. No regrets. No remorse. We didn’t compromise… we couldn’t.
Jesus talks a little bit about people who leave their life behind for His sake to pursue His vision for their life, “I tell you the truth” Jesus said to them, “No one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age and, in the age to come, eternal life.” Luke 18:29-30. He really means this!!! It’s not just a cute little saying.
He’s not really talking about things here… things like expensive cars, fancy houses, and plasma TV’s. He’s talking about relationship, deep meaningful relationship, the kind of relationship that’s important to Him and makes a difference in eternity.
Jesus loves it when His people go for it!!! In return, He gives you intimacy with Him that leads to amazing insight into His heart… which then leads to greater intimacy… it’s crazy amazing!!! Then you get to share His heart with others! The collage above shows just a few of the many people we have met, loved on, ministered to and fellowshipped with during our time in Swaziland.
So my recommendation is… do things today… and tomorrow… and the next day that bring you closer to realizing His vision for your life… it’s worth it!
Thank you for partnering with us these last 6 years. Thank you for your prayers, financial support and the friendship!
Peace and Grace,
Randy and Karen Brennan
~Serving the Lord in Swaziland, Africa