I haven’t written in a few months, and I guess we’ve been a little busy.

Let me try to catch you up on the MOCA events of our local community.

We continue to pray together twice a month in a lady’s home, and we are in frequent contact on our FB secret group. The safe place that was created a few years ago for relationships to grow and confidential prayer requests to be shared is one of the greatest treasures of our lives. The MOCA Moms.

We have high school seniors, college students, young adults in the military, some working at a wide variety of jobs and careers, some getting married, some graduating and going out into a world that may not look like what they were raised in even five years ago. And so with everything our energy and prayer time allows, we go before God’s throne in Jesus’ Name and lift them up. It is soothing to us that live so far away from these young adults.

I’m currently in the States for our middle son’s college graduation and then his wedding the next week. As we say in Germany, alles gut. All is good. Our future daughter-in-law is who we have prayed for for years, and God has blessed their relationship, academic discipline, and spiritual growth in beautiful ways. We are thankful. Our two oldest young adults graduated last year. So, those three littles we moved overseas with over twenty years ago and several assignments ago are now college graduates with jobs and hopes for their future. They were raised on the truths of Jeremiah 29:11, and we are reminded of these words as they are on our walls at home: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Whether your season is with your high school senior or your graduate student or anything in between, know that the LORD has a hope and a future in mind for you and yours. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Continue in prayer and in community with His people. And pray that all of our “children” remain in the Lord and hear His call on their lives.

God bless you in all mothering seasons!

Melinda Hemphill

Wiesbaden, Germany

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