Zach & Katie Byington

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This week we said goodbye to dear friends, Zach and Katie Byington as they go forth as international workers in Liberia. Tripp and I are crazy about these guys and their friendship refreshes us. We met Zach and Katie just as our close friends, Mark & Katheryn McCreary, were moving on from Chicago to Iowa. They'll be greatly missed, like our other dear friends who have been called on.

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Still, He has called us too! What an important thought and reminder. Acts 17:26 says that He has determined the boundaries of our dwelling places, or in some translations 'the places that we should live'. And in God's sovereignty, according to Isaiah 61:1, we are here to tell people about the love of Jesus. This is our work, and He has called us to it wherever we live. 

Visit their blog at: http://zandkbyington.wordpress.com/

There is a very sweet children's bible song that sums up precisely what I'm sayin':

There were twelve disciples Jesus called to help him:
Simon Peter, Andrew, James, his brother John,
Philip, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus,
Thaddeus, Simon, Judas, and Bartholomew.

He has called us, too. He has called us, too.
We are His disciples, I am one and you!
He has called us, too. He has called us, too.
We are His disciples, We His work must do!

This version with someone singing with his kids is adorable (except the photos):