When we first arrived in the States God started to speak to me (Dustin) about the States in my prayer time. I started to pray for our nation as my heart continued to grow for it. Also some of my Stateside family was encouraging us to move back to the States.
As we were traveling on our 24 State road trip God was making it more clear. While in a church service in Tennessee I received "a call" to the States. The only thing I could compare it to was the same call I received to go into missions. I didn't know when or where we would go, but I knew God had a plan for us to move.
While arriving in YWAM Charlotte I felt like I was coming home. I talked to Todd (the base leader in YWAM Charlotte) about how God was leading us and asked if he could see our family working with them. He told me that they where thinking about inviting us. From that meeting we agreed that we would pray about it along with the leadership in YWAM Charlotte.
Two weeks later the word the leadership had for us was, "Welcome home."
When we arrived in Colorado we took some time to pray for the possible move. On a Wednesday morning I went to men's prayer group when I started asking God to speak to Haydee about our move to Charlotte. I already felt we where to commit, but Haydee needed to hear for herself. It was during that time when Haydee received Psalms 45. In verse 10 it reads, "Listen to me, O royal daughter; take to heart what I say. Forget your people and your homeland...Be here!"
We from there confirmed with YWAM Charlotte we will be joining them. Then we have filed paperwork to get Haydee's green card.
We have just came from the YWAM Philippines staff conference where they prayed for us and our move.
Currently we are planning on leaving the Philippines in February or March next year and then make our way to Colorado. After a couple of months in Colorado we are planning to make our move to Charlotte.
There are certain factors involved in our moving date. One is when Haydee's visa is issued and some schooling stuff with the kids. When we have Haydee's visa it will clear out our time line.
As you can imagine this is a big move for us. We are facing a number o challenges (housing, a vehicle, insurance, etc) with our move which we will be sharing in future communications. But as of now we would really ask for your prayers.
Dustin has been serving as a missionary for 21 years. Here is where he places some of his teaching, thoughts, and updates.