For a lot of years now, I have watched commissioning services of missionaries and they were always so emotional for me. I believe the reason why is because I knew that ONE DAY, I would be there being commissioned. Well, the day finally arrived in late June at the annual meeting of our denomination, The Evangelical Covenant Church. It was a very powerful time for Joel and I as well as our families. My parents as well as my aunt and uncle were able to be there and Joel's parents watched via a live video feed. We were part of the flag processional as well as being up front while they talked about what we will be doing. After that, we went out into the audience and they layed hands on us and prayed for us. It was SUCH a powerful experience, so much so that I can't even try to describe it in words. Many people from our lives at seminary came from all over the audience to lay hands on us and pray. We are SO thankful for this time and for the call God has placed on our lives.
Here are a few pictures from the time. We will post more later. Enjoy!