Friday, October 22, 2021

Changes Coming

Thank you for your prayers for Wycliffe Stateside Connection (WSC) preparations. Please continue praying that, November 1-5, we will serve our colleagues well, so they feel celebrated, cared for, and connected to the resources available through the Orlando headquarters. I'll be leaving this week to join that team for my first in-person Connection in 21 months. That's exciting!

Once WSC is complete, I'll be packing my house in Saint Cloud and moving to Indiana. Mom and I decided last week that this is a good time for me to move in with her more permanently. The Lord provided confirmation of that decision -- within 24 hours, I had accepted an offer on my house. Plans are moving forward for a November 19 closing.

My role with Wycliffe as a coach will continue exactly as it has. There is an internal reorganization in process that is changing my role as a logistics coordinator and trainer, but I've been assured that my role can be modified to permit me to serve remotely. If I need to make a change, there are other open remote roles I could fill. I am grateful that I am able to continue to serve with Wycliffe, as together we ask God to transform lives through the translated Scriptures.

headed north

Before I moved to Florida, a friend encouraged me to "take some time" on my trip south to be able to process the transition I was making. I took four days away before settling into an Orlando routine. That was a highly valuable experience. I will be taking that same kind of time on my trip north. Above, you can see the route I hope to travel, with some "eastern" stops to see folks I likely won't see again soon. It's a lot of miles, but time in the car for me is good reflection time, so I am looking forward to the drive. Lord willing, I'll arrive back in Indiana just before Thanksgiving.

For those of you in Indianapolis, I look forward to many more opportunities now for us to connect. I am so very grateful for the season of life in Florida and will dearly miss the daily interactions with the Wycliffe office staff I have grown to know and love. I am thankful for technology that will permit me to serve alongside them still.

Thank you for your many prayers and encouragements. Please let me know how I may pray with you. It is a blessing to know God hears and answers prayer!

Thankful for God's remarkable grace,


  1. Lisa, I am hopeful and happy for you as you look toward moving to be with your mother. Last year when we left Texas to move to Missouri to be with family we felt like we were leaving many things we loved. When we got here we realized we had come to something we loved more than anything - our family! It has been a blessing beyond what we imagined to be here with them. I hope you will find the same blessing in being with your mother. I know your mother will be so blessed to have you with her. What a gift to her!

  2. What a blessing to see God's leading in this time. Prayers for you and your mom in this time of transition. You are blessed to have one another. 💜✝️ Lisa, you will be missed here!

  3. We will miss you terribly in Orlando, but so happy for the new direction he is doing with and in you Lisa. Your right God can use us where ever we go. The youtube song is ba beautiful message of that. His blessing will continue to be with you and his guidance in all decisions. PSALM 139 talks about this in vers 8-10. It has been such a pleasure to be on team together. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with the team AND FOR CARING SO WELL.

  4. Thanks, Karla, for your gracious comments. Looking forward to seeing you next week!