Today is the day I board a plane and head back to Australia. After months of preparation, prayer, patience and assessment I head back to Sydney to begin the process of picking a location and planting a church. It has been an emotional week, farewells to Church staff one last time, to close friends and to a team of friends at my Jiu Jitsu Gym.
Nobody likes to say Good-bye there is a certain definite finality associated with that phrase. Farewell seems more apt, while in the short term I might not see you, in the long term there will be a day when we will meet again and worship the King.
In 2008 Carly and I moved to the states, to church plant. We scratched together some incredible supporters (who will remain nameless) who deeply blessed our ministry and helped us to launch into something special. We had no house, no finances and no clue. We did have a calling that we had to respond to.
Now we head home, with two amazing children and our own mission. I am so thankful for the team who invested, nurtured, partnered, cried and encouraged as we planted together. The valley of the Sun has forever changed the Robinson’s and we feel truly blessed that God blessed us with such an amazing community.
We are getting closer to announce how you can support us in more details. We are getting closer to announcing a location where Mission Church will be. Continue to pray for us in the process as we adjust back to Australia and prepare for the next phase of our ministry.
Arizona, Farewell. We will see each other again, might I have one more glorious 100 degree day to remember you by!