New Beginnings

Marla Fields on December 18, 2019

It's hard to believe that I have neglected the website for so long! But I need to get back into life as we are now experiencing after life as I knew it for so many years. I miss our lives in Paraguay so much! I miss our brothers and sisters there. Transition to the USA and to a new ministry with the Open Door Baptist Missions has been hard, yet good at the same time. Hard because I realize how much of who I am is related to Paraguay and my life there. Forty years of friendships there compared to living in a new neighborhood and going to a new church for a little over one year cannot compare. I will adjust in time. But I need time. I need to make new friends which I have found out to be more difficult than I would have thought. Who am I now? I am still trying to figure that out. I'm still a missionary, yes. A wife, mother, grandmother - yes, all of that too. We still have churches and friends who continue to partner with us in the new venture of this open door where God had led us. I've been given a wonderful opportunity now to be Paul's assistant in the office of Open Door Baptist Missions. That role begins full-time in January. I have learned much these last 6 months from the one whose role I am taking.  Do I feel confident? Not at all!  I ask you to pray for Paul and me. I remember a song that we used to sing years ago. It still is my desire. " To be used of God, to sing, to speak, to pray. To be used of God to show someone the way. I long so much, to feel the touch, of His amazing power. To be used of God, is my desire."