About a month ago, we bought a portable basketball hoop. Little did I know that Andrew loves to play basketball and just needed the opportunity. Here's the 1st step to his pro-career and in homage to the Lakers making the NBA finals last night!
The first question we usually hear when we tell people that we're moving is - Why Kansas? Not that there's anything wrong with Kansas. But to Californians who are not originally from the Midwest, the idea of moving to Kansas seems a bit odd. And to Korean American Californians, that idea is probably inconceivable. So I thought it would be very appropriate to post this first blog to start answering that question.
Now while there are plenty of advantages to moving to Kansas including owning a backyard (this is the view from our house to our backyard) along with a house, no traffic, clean air, etc., the main reason could be best captured in the words of missionary David Brainerd, "Oh, that I might be a flaming fire in the service of the Lord. Here I am, Lord, send me; send me to the ends of the earth...send me from all that is called earthly comfort; send me even to death itself if it be but in Thy service and to promote Thy Kingdom." (Not that Kansas is the ends of the earth, but by some peoples' reactions, you'd think it was!)
God has chosen to send us to Kansas but not because we are worth sending. In the words of pastor John Piper, "I am not great. But you, Lord, are very great. And in your astonishing sovereignty you can let my little life make a difference far beyond all my little powers...O Lord, let me make a difference for you utterly disproportionate to who I am." That is my prayer, my hope, and the #1 reason we are going to Kansas.