Learning to Live by Faith, Not by Sight

Guest blogger:  In December, Will and Katy Suppes flew across the ocean to serve in Ghana on a 10 day mission trip. They chose to spend their Christmas holiday loving on the least of these and sharing the love of our Jesus Christ.  Now, here are Katy’s words about where God is leading them next….may His Name always be glorified.
In January, I did what most people in the world do. I reflected on the past year, and made some goals for the new year. Although, this year I didn’t end up making any goals. I wrote down the way I want to live, not what I want in life. I had no idea what 2014 would bring for us. Planning was futile, and honestly felt pretty silly.
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I want to be the type of person who wakes up ready for what the day has to offer. I want to be the type of person who lives by faith, and not by sight. I want to be the person who runs headlong into adventure. I want to live without fear. I want to feel true joy.
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On April 26th, I woke up to the sound of my husband crying. Nay, sobbing. Let’s be clear, I’ve seen this man cry twice in 11 years. For the first few seconds, I thought I should just pretend I’m still asleep so I can avert this soon to be awkward conversation. “Ummm…you ok?” ….silence… Alright, we’re off to a good start. The silence finally broke when he said, “God spoke to me. He told me we need to be in Africa.” And just like that, as clear as a friend sitting next to you chatting away, God can speak. And it’s powerful. And it prompts you to move. Well, maybe not right away. My first thoughts were “Great – wait, this is a big change – no, we can do this – I love this – we have to raise money – not sure about this anymore – but, I love Africa – didn’t I vow to live by faith – get ahold of yourself, lady.” I started logically going through scenarios and plans and the ‘how is this going to fit into our life’ thoughts. I was quickly reminded, I’m not in control.
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In May, Feeding the Orphans posted an open position located in Ghana. I said, “Let me simply email to check it out.” Doors kept opening and everything was falling into place, and we soon we agreed it was time to take the leap. We are officially moving to Africa in October 2014. Like most things in life, you never really know how it will work, you just trust that it is meant to be. There is not a doubt in my mind this is meant to be, whatever that means.  God, bring on the miracles!
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2 Corinthians 5:17 – we live by faith, not by sight.
Join the journey of Will and Katy as they depart their American life on October 1, 2014 to join FTO as West Africa Program Directors.  They will oversee our sponsorship program in addition to family preservation and our Esther’s Hope.  We are excited to have them join our team and to see the impact our God will make on them AND the people of Ghana.

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