So if you have been following me on Instagram, or know me at all…you’ll know my friend Michelle is kind of a big deal. 🙂 I am way behind on this blog post and meant to have this together weeks ago but I’m sure there is grace for poor timing for me! 🙂
Michelle and I have been meeting together every Thursday morning for the past 2 years. Without fail, week after week we would stumble into Starbucks at around 6:30 am and I would tell her all my junk. And she would love me. We call this “discipleship” and it is wonderful. It’s the comfort of knowing that there’s someone there who is there for you, praying for you and giving you the advice you (I!) need to hear. Obviously we’ve become pretty close through our friendship so I had a myriad of emotions when she told me she and her husband John were praying about going to serve in Mongolia for 8 months.
Somewhere, deep down in my heart- I knew they would go. I was hoping I was wrong- but the Lord was gracious and prepared me and it’s been a lot of fun (and some sad) walking with her through this process. She and John have given up a lot to leave Dallas and head to Mongolia. They are both leaving behind friends, family, comfort, Texas weather (Mongolia is super cold….like negative 32 degrees at times!), work and so much more. They are taking their 10 month old daughter on this adventure with them. They are also leaving behind this beautiful house for the next 8 months. And they have done it with such bravery and obedience to the call of the Lord.
I was really excited to get to help host a “going away for just a little while” party for Michelle at our friend Kasey‘s house with several friends. We all had such a wonderful time and ate a ton of food and celebrated Michelle, John and their sweet little girl. First of all…can I say that Kasey has the cutest house ever? Look at her fun door/entry way colors. And her amazing farmhouse table that her brother in law built. Love.
Since they will be away for two important milestone birthdays- Michelle’s 30th and her daughter’s 1st birthday- we decided to throw a surprise party in as well. 🙂
Then we all enjoyed the gorgeous weather outside, hung out, laughed and celebrated. And it was so good. So blessed to have these friends 🙂
I won’t go into any more sappiness about Michelle other then she is incredible and you should consider supporting her and John. Mongolia is a country that’s hungry for the Gospel and to get to know more about American culture. I know that Michelle and John are both going to be world changers…and I am so proud of them. And selfishly will miss them terribly but it’s only 33 weeks. Yes, I counted. 🙂 And I have cried (multiple times)…but I couldn’t be prouder of them. Honestly.
To follow them on their incredible Mongolian adventure- check out their blog here. It’s pretty amazing!