After almost a year of traveling full-time, I kind of thought we had messed up. Or maybe that we didn't hear from God correctly. In either case, it seemed like we needed a redirect. And that is just what we got.
Our initial goal for our traveling was dual purpose. We work with people all over the country for our home business and we wanted to be able to meet them and help support what they are doing. More important to us though was our goal of inviting people all over the country into a relationship with Jesus. After a year things had proven to be really challenging. Our business wasn’t growing the way it used to, and we didn’t feel like we had very many opportunities to share Jesus with people, or even to really meet people. We were very discouraged. We left in hopes of traveling the country but we didn't feel like that was happening.
We felt like we’d just been wandering.
Then, in April of 2019, through a series of circumstances that only God could have orchestrated, we were sitting in the parking lot of a church in Staunton, Virginia with four other families that we had recently met. All of us were living in RVs. All of us had similar stories of God sending us out. All of us wanted more.
To hear the hearts of our friends, and to see how God was moving in and through them, gave us courage that we were, in fact, on the right track. It gave us the courage to continue traveling.
Today we are finding more families that feel called to one of three groups. Not everyone we meet feels this way, and I’m in no way claiming that this calling makes people more spiritual, but maybe you are feeling a stirring that you can’t quite put a finger on. I’m here to tell you, you're not alone. You are a part of something that God is doing all over our nation. So consider which of these three groups you feel the most a part of.
HUBS: The first group of people we’ve begun to find are feeling called to be a hub. A hub is a person or family that has a home, or maybe some land, and they are willing to be a host for people that are traveling.
CIRCUIT RIDERS: The second group of people (the ones we seem to relate to the most) are more like the old Circuit Riders. They live in some type of mobile home and they are traveling around the country with the goal of sharing Jesus with people and building the Kingdom family.
SUPPORTERS: As William Carrey said, "I will go down if you hold the rope." While the circuit riders may be the ones in the field, their success is largely dependent on those who are back home holding the rope to support their weight. This support is most certainly prayer, but it may also be financial.