By Emily Hewitt
“Passport updated with new visa and name…check, supporting churches and individuals visited…check, suitcases for packing our life into bought…check, piles for what will stay in storage until next time…in the process, piles for what the hope is to get back overseas…in the process”
It seems like this is the story of our life and there is always a constant checklist whether we are on one side of the ocean or not. Many days I wonder if we will ever have a ‘normal’ lifestyle and other days I wonder if I would ever be content with a ‘normal’ lifestyle. It wasn’t my dream to pack up and move every six weeks during our first eight months of marriage, until we returned and settled into our own home in Papua New Guinea, but it has been a blessing. We have been able to spend time with many treasured people in our lives and come to the realization that less is more. We have learned a lot about teamwork in a marriage as we pack up every time and transition into each new place. Each new transition helps us also realize how blessed we are with family and friends who supplied so much for us while we have be in the U.S., whether it is been a car, house, meals, household items, or fellowship. It has been a beautiful reminder of how great it is to be a part of the family of God. Amen?! I am so thankful to know this love and support doesn’t end when Tyler & I are out of sight. These same family and friends continue to give of their time and resources so that we can use the gifts that God has given us to expand His Kingdom in Papua New Guinea. There is no doubt in my mind if we did not have these members of our team praying for us as often as they do, our ministry would look a lot different.
Emily serves in the area of scripture use and administrative support.