Monday, December 12, 2011

Excitement, Anxiety, And Everything In Between

Last Monday I posted my letter of application to The Master's Seminary where John Macarthur is president. As you read this today, I am on a plane with my family flying from shivering Denmark to sunny Los Angeles. A letter of application and then next week I'm on a plane. Was it really that simple? Of course not, you just got the highlights package without the long drawn out process of phone calls, paperwork, packing, and moving a lot of furniture.

Right now I don't know how often I will be able to post on this blog as I enter into a period of intense academic study, but I hope that you, the reader, will come along for the ride anyway.

Please pray for my wife and three children as we embark on this seismic shift in our lives. Please pray for me that I will have the wisdom and aptitude to succeed academically (when I have never studied at this level before, or at any level!), and to balance that with my responsibilities as a husband and father. Please also pray for the pioneering church planting work going on in Denmark with our beloved brothers and sisters at Kristuskirken Reformed Baptist Church. Like I said, excitement, anxiety, and everything in between!

The next post you read will be from southern California. Maybe we can commemorate it with donuts, a traffic jam, and some out of work actors!

Paul from Adelaide has already exposed me as an 80's tragic. So I will unashamedly indulge a little and post this Neil Diamond song because it is on topic and my mum is a big fan! Love you mum!!!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cameron,

I'd have quite a few anxieties myself - particularly about going to the United States under the current world circumstances! I'll say to you what I've been saying to my other fellow Aussies who are overseas...that within 2-3 years I fully expect them to be back in Australia in their home towns licking their collective financial wounds following what is about to unfold from a currency and world geopolitical situation. Personally I'd be investing all my spare money in silver bullion for the sake of my wife and children so I could care for them in the coming years of turmoil rather than paying for academic qualifications in Godliness. Now is the time to secure the future of your loved ones, not your career. Please don't take this personally, I wish you God speed and wisdom.

Regds
Dav0

Lizzie - Melbourne said...

Such exciting news.

I just finished reading The Gospel according to Jesus so I am very jealous. haha

awesome news.

Nicky said...

Exciting times. May the Lord guide you and bless you and your family in this journey of discovery.

Anonymous said...

Cameron, Bless you, brother! We met you and your friend at the first Atlanta, GA Deeper Conference. (Hint: Key Word-Vehicle-pro. approved in Dictionary.com!) We are praying for you and your wife and children as you've ask: to study well and balance all things. May the Lord, who equips the called,assure you of the simplicity in this Proverb, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." - Pro. 3:5,6

Anonymous said...

Just left that comment-Deeper Conf.
Also, want to say how we praise God for your conviction of keeping the narrow road narrow.
We need more here in America for this! Welcome.

Michael Lawmaster said...

Congratulations Cameron! I know the climate change will be nice during the winter months. :) May you have a fruitful time growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Do you plan to return to Denmark after you graduate or do you know yet? Have fun in sunny California.

tobekiwi said...

Welcome to the USA- Praise the Lord! I'll be praying for you during your training- so glad you are at the Master's Seminary! Soli Deo Gloria!