I've tried typing the beginning to this blog post several times. Deleting the sentence over and over. The reality is there is no great way to start this off. This isn't Caleb or Mimi sending out a blog update, but a close family member on behalf of Mimi. On Monday, November 23rd, Caleb suffered a massive heart attack after a short run and was called home to our Lord. After an autopsy was performed they found an 80% - 90% blockage in the arteries to his heart. In addition, there was scarring from a previous heart attack that he/we were un aware of. Caleb was loved by so many and the outpouring of love and support to Mimi and the boys has been nothing short of a blessing.
Caleb used his heart to the fullest, dedicated to serving and helping others. His work with Safe Families, YWAM, 180 House, Harbor58 and many other organizations will live on forever and the people he impacted will carry his legacy beyond our imagination.
Just a week or so before his passing, Mimi and Caleb did an amazing podcast together. Something we are all thankful for that Mimi will have forever. Reliving and giving their testament to everything the Lord provided for them and through them, on their journey.
Caleb wouldn't want you to mourn his life, he was so full of life and he would want you to celebrate his life that he had here and his new life walking with Jesus.
Below is the Podcast link to Marriage Inside Out - Episode 13 with Caleb and Mimi. Please take some time to listen to the love, adventure, and laughter between them.
There has also been a GoFundMe account set up to help support Mimi and the boys as they navigate life without Caleb. Beyond financial support, we ask that you continue to lift Mimi, Banyan, Sebastian, and Sailor up in fervent prayer.
Our Harbor 58 vision trip has come to and end, but it's all just the beginning!
Please take minute to watch and share the video update below!
The Bell Family
Mahalo from the Bell tribe!
We’ll keep this update somewhat short as we are posting from our phone at a campsite along the bluffs of the Mississippi in Minnesota.
The past few weeks have been a blur, seeing friends and family and making new friends along the way. We would appreciate your prayers as we continue on our US road trip in sharing the vision for the new ministry we are embarking on with YWAM Ships.
In this update we’ll list a few highlights from our time on the road and a glimpse of where we will be headed.
Our first stop was visiting our family in NC, the 6 cousins had an epic time together!
From there we visited some dear friends that were part of our DTS in Kona over a year ago who also live in North Carolina. Banyan and Caleb took that time to head out with Troy and his boys along with 30 other guys to the woods of Virginia for some backwoods camping, canoeing and “iron sharpening iron” time. Around the campfire, Caleb was able to share with all of the other men about Harbor 58 and YWAM ships. It was an incredible experience and a great bonding time for the boys!
We then headed off to the Outer Banks of NC to camp for a night, while taking some time for GloBell schooling at the Wright brothers monument. From there we headed to the coast of Virginia to camp for a few nights. The Lord placed our campsite right next to another family with 3 boys who we’re also believers... it was an incredible gift and we all became fast friends!
One of our most anticipated stops was with the other half of our family, the Thompsons, who recently relocated from Florida to Lancaster, PA. It was a sweet reunion in Amish country and our time with them went far too fast!
From there we headed out to Ohio to visit one of Caleb’s best friends (who also is on the board of Harbor 58) and his sweet family. They gathered a big group of friends for a BBQ the day we arrived for us to share about the vision of YWAM Ships. It was an encouraging time of fellowship, and meeting new friends. After that, all of us headed out to upper Michigan to camp for a few days at Ludington State park. It was such a beautiful location, even if our last night ended with one of the biggest thunderstorms we had ever been in....(in a tent!)
While we were there our friend and fellow YWAMer
Tobias met up with us. It was such sweet reunion since we haven’t seen him since France.
He hopped in the car and will be joining us all the way to his hometown of Sacramento, CA! We are so thrilled to have him with us!
At the last minute we were invited to stay with a dear friend who happened to be in Michigan at her family’s cabin. It was such a treat and a blessing to spend 2 days with them living the “upper life” in the UP of Michigan!
From here we will be headed to South Dakota, visiting another family who was part of our DTS. They have a ministry on their property that we are excited to see while we are there.
Wyoming, Montana (where we will be sharing at a local church in Helena), Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Missouri, Alabama and finally back to Florida at the end of August.
We might not be able to post another update until we return in late August as cell service is pretty spotty at most of the camp spots we have visited on the road. (And all WiFi spots are basically shut down at the moment.)
We covet your prayers and value your partnership as we head out in this new venture with YWAM Ships in a few months!
If you would like to partner with us for our vision casting trip or in the next season with YWAM Ships, you can do that via the partnership page, and if you have any questions or prayer requests send us an email!
Caleb, Mimi, Banyan, Sebastian and Sailor
Oh and PS.... big, big, news! (Which we probably should have started with), Sebastian prayed and gave his life to Jesus today!! Heaven and our family are rejoicing!
Watch and share!
- The Bells
…..this is long, long, long overdue…please forgive us.
As many of you know we had a sooner than expected departure from the YWAM base where we were on staff in Biarritz, France.
When we arrived home we had so many questions about what was next…. Were we finished with YWAM? Were we done with missions? Are we taking a break and looking for normal work here in the states or maybe another ministry role? Most of them were meant with the best intentions but having only been back less than 2 weeks, it was a bit overwhelming. We knew we were not done with missions, we have known for many years that God has specifically called us to live as full time missionaries. But we were in a very hard and weird transition.
France had been wonderful and the people at the base feel like brothers and sisters to us. The Lord used us and a small team to travel to various YWAM Refugee Circle locations to document the work that they are doing and to cast vision for future volunteers. We even had a small role in opening up a Surf and Coffee shop in the heart of the Basque country that has a steadfast mission to share the love and message of Christ with the myriad of surfers that pass through that region.
We cherish that year, but it was difficult. It was hard to leave what was normal to us. (you know….Target, Chick-fil-A, cheap gas etc.) Even harder to leave family and friends. When we left we were not funded fully enough to cover monthly expenses, but we knew and still know that God called us there. It was a hard year financially, we had a few people that had to stop support because they were facing a financial crisis of their own, and many months we just didn't have what we needed to meet basic living expenses. Debt grew and that stinks. BUT…. God did amazing things and provided in incredible ways in other areas. We saw that He was and is faithful and we want that to be heard above any hardship that we faced.
Back in Florida 2 weeks after arriving….. the world went crazy and shut down. Suddenly all of the questions aimed at us and our future stopped. Everyone was so concerned with the uncertainty of their future, that ours paled in comparison.
It went silent…….
…and you know what happens when things in our world go silent? God speaks.
And he did start to speak…. he started to speak new vision and life over the calling that he gave us years ago and he started to remind us and invigorate us for passions that he had given us in previous seasons as well. Hold on to your “proverbial hats” as we share what he was telling us…. the renewed vision that the Lord was giving us was ministry with ships. Not just any ship but a particular kind, large sailboats…in the 150’- 200’ range (this came from a very clear dream the Lord gave us a little over a year back.)
We love the ocean, we love everything about the salty life…. but we aren’t sailors, and Mimi is pretty certain that she gets seasick. (I mean, we do have a kid named Sailor Makai, which has to count for something.) But, you know…. that’s the beauty of the Lord giving direction and leading your steps…. he equips and he brings the right people on board (pun intended).
We started taking the steps of faith to explore what this would look like…. very quickly God started opening up doors. He gave us names of specific people to ask about joining us in this ship venture. He miraculously reinstated our 501(c) 3 that we had started in 2015, named Harbor 58 (something that we would need for this new ministry). He provided a new CFO for Harbor 58 as well as a Captain who is more than qualified to help sail the ship where needed. Finally he opened the door for us to be invited by the Director of YWAM Ships based in Kona to start the newest ships ministry with YWAM operating out of the Oceania region of the world. This blew us away… it was unexpected, but was a crazy blessing!
We want to invite you to visit harbor58.org to get a better scope of what all of this will look like but here it is in a nutshell:
Within the first 1-3 years:
Build partnership team, raise funds to buy a ship, buy ship, outfit ship to sleep 40-50 people to include families, also outfit the ship with a doctors office/small operating room, make space to facilitate Discipleship Training Schools and other volunteers, train with crew for a few months in the states, move ship to Kona to work alongside of YWAM Ships for a short season, finally move ship into Oceania region to reach and serve some of the most isolated people groups with the message of Christ!
Why a ship, why a new ministry with YWAM and why that part of the world?
Oceania is comprised of thousand and thousands of populated islands that can literally only be accessed by ship. The people that call those islands home have little to no access to anything outside of their island. (this would include access to the Gospel, medical and dental care and resources for community development)
With so many islands in that part of the world, there is a need for new vessels to go out. We are excited to link arms with YWAM Ships to help expand the work they have been doing since the 70s, while also adding things that make it conducive for families to serve aboard longterm.
…obviously there is so much more involved in this, but that’s the shortened newsletter update version. Visit the Harbor 58 site and email us with more specific questions. We will be sending out more regular newsletters and the Harbor 58 site will constantly be updated in the next few months as well.
The next part is where you can take action!!
Through this process we realized that we need to build a stronger and more broad partnership team. We have some amazing people that support us regularly through their finances and through prayer…. they mean more to us than we could begin to share here. But they can’t do it alone, they need the help of other committed brothers and sisters to partner with them in supporting the call that the Lord has directed us in.
Towards the end of June we have felt the need to go on a vision casting/partnership building US road trip
a.) To spend time with close friends and family
b.) To share the vision that the Lord has given
c.) Build a partnership team for Harbor 58 and the purchase of a ship
d.) Strengthen our own partnership team
This trip is completely open ended and up to where the Lord leads and where we are invited. Right now our first stops will be in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and then later on in Colorado.
But we want to see you and want to ask you to help share this vision and ministry!
We have friends scattered all over the US, from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas,Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Wyoming, Montana and California.
Did you see your state in there? If you did, then we were probably talking about you! (and for any friends that we missed we’re sorry…we need to update our address book.)
Thats a big list, right?! Together we can do this, together through Christ and as his body we can make the impossible, possible.
I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God; first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done. - Hudson Taylor (mic drop)
Would you be willing to host our family of five to share this vision with you? Your small group, close group of friends, neighbors and your church?
We realize that a family of five is large (and can be a bit crazy at times)…. and with the current climate the way it is, we plan to do a good bit of camping/boondocking on this road trip. We completely understand if hosting us in your home isn't a reality but we would love for you to pray about hosting one of these gatherings with us to share this God-size vision with your network of friends. (If you want to host, but are unsure of how to go about doing that logistically please reach out to us and we can help you with some ideas that might be beneficial.)
If you made it to the end of this long update, thanks for hanging in there with us.
We appreciate your prayers as we navigate the future together!
Everything for His name!
- The Bell Family
PS- to our current and future partners. Our primary giving method will change soon. We are waiting on some details to be finalized on a new giving platform... so nothing needs to be done just yet. But in the next month or so we will be moving finances over to the Harbor 58 ministry to consolidate donations and provided a space for other missionaries who work with Harbor 58 to receive tax deductible donations as well. We will keep you posted and make sure everything is as clear and easy to modify when the time comes. Until then you can continue to follow this link. Partnership
Here are a few fun pics of the past couple of months, if we are not friends on Facebook be sure to connect with us as we tend to post some more pics of family there!
Summer is in full swing here in Biarritz and the town has more than quadrupled in size as holiday goers from all over Europe have stormed in to SW France.
At the start of July, as a base, we had the pleasure of hosting multiple YWAM teams consisting of over 100 people from around the globe, for 2 weeks of outreach here in Biarritz. (Our family was able to welcome 2 of them into our home for their stay and it was so wonderful to get to know this mother and her 4 year old son). So many amazing stories came out of that outreach from the dozens of people giving their life to the Lord as well as physical healing for many others. Hundreds of people came to this beach town to escape and to forget life with the help of alcohol and drugs but instead, found life in Christ through the love and witness of these YWAM teams!
Toward the end of the outreach weeks our trusty family vehicle (SuperVan, a 2006 Sienna that is about to hit 200k miles!) arrived from Florida, packed with all of the personal belongings that we were able to cram inside. Caleb took a train to the port city of Marseille (where the van was delivered) and drove the 7 hours cross country back to Biarritz the following day. It was truly like Christmas in our home. We all were excited to discover things that were special to each of us, but had kind of forgotten about in our move overseas. For Mimi, it was the boys books and homeschool supplies, Caleb was stoked at the arrival of his surfboards, for Banyan it was his lightsaber and he quickly re-familiarized himself with the way of the Jedi, Sebastian was over the moon for his Buzz lightyear action figure….and Sailor was pretty much excited for everything!
Having the freedom of a vehicle is no small blessing and we are so thankful for SuperVan. Instead of a two hour roundtrip bus ride to get groceries, its now a relaxing 15-20 minutes with the windows down and the 116 Crew cranked to full volume! It has also been hilarious to see people’e reactions to our Florida license plate. They really don’t know what to make of it and the running joke when asked how we got our car here is that we were driving south and took a wrong turn at Key West! SuperVan will also be making French history as the first ever Toyota Sienna to be registered in the country of France! Its a fun fact but hasn’t made the process of registering this car very easy. It has been much cheaper to ship our vehicle here than it would have been for us to buy something in country, but we would appreciate your prayers for this longer than normal registration process.
Two weeks ago we traveled to Bordeaux, France for our mandatory visa medical appointments. We were able to save on train tickets for the family and load up in SuperVan with our dear friend KT. KT is on staff here and the boys have really taken a liking to her, she rode along to help out with them while we were in the medical offices. In two more weeks (mid August) we will again load up in SuperVan and trek over to Lyon, France for the YWAM France National Conference. We are so excited to meet the rest of the people that make up YWAM France, hear stories from each base and strategize together with the Lord about the future of YWAM France.
YWAM Refugee Circle - YRC
Like we mentioned in our last update, Caleb has taken the reigns of Communications Coordinator for the YRC. Right out of the gate there were so many things for him to get started on. Currently he is working on redesigning the YRC website with the help of one of the base volunteers, Tobias. The goal of the new website is to create a platform to connect volunteers around the globe to the different YWAM locations that are part of the YRC. There are YRC locations all over Europe, North Africa and the Middle East…with plans to extend to Asia and the Americas as well. Along with the website, Caleb and Tobias will also be working on filming short stories with each location. These short films (no more than 5 minutes each) will highlight the work that is being done among refugees and areas where people might be able to plug in to help. Stories have had such an instrumental place in the history of YWAM in casting vision and igniting passion; we would like to do the same for YRC and the people who hope to serve within the refugee population.
Years ago we made the commitment to do ministry as a family as much as possible. We knew and still know that a family serving the Lord together is such a powerful weapon. This was evident with all of the amazing families that walked with us over the years in Safe Families for Children as well as the families that we trained with in our Family DTS in Kona. It is our heart to model ministry and missions for our boys and with our boys and we are excited to continue doing this while living abroad.
Early October is looking like it’s lining up to be the perfect time to visit three YRC sites in Greece. (Lesvos, Athens and Thessaloniki). Caleb will be evaluating the current needs of the base, their capacity for volunteers and assisting Tobias in shooting the footage needed for the YRC stories.
Since we are committed to doing ministry with our boys, our goal is to do these YRC trips together, learning and growing as a family. Unless things change… the plan, (to keep costs low and have transportation in country) is to once again load up in SuperVan and make the 33 hour haul to Greece…. crossing through Italy and hoping on a ferry in the process. It can be very cheap to fly places as an individual (or even as a couple) throughout Europe, however the amount quickly increases when you add young children and the subsequent baggage that they require into the mix. We told Tobias that we could meet him in Athens, but he said that he couldn’t be more stoked to go on a road trip with the family…we’ll see how he feels after the initial 33 hours. Haha! Tobias is a really neat individual who we are so grateful to get to know, you can check out one of his films below!
As of now we don’t have the finances to cover travel to Greece or the other YRC locations. We would appreciate your prayers for personal travel expenses for these ministry trips as well as an operating budget for YRC. Over the past 3 years, thousands of people have served with YRC and it’s vital that we keep that flow of people connected to the bases that need them the most.
Life Group and Community
This community of YWAM Biarritz is truly an amazing group of people that we are so thankful for and we have grown so close to in such a short amount of time.
We are some of the older people on the base (outnumbering most by at least a decade!) and one of three families. We always feel younger than we are but in this season the Lord has been showing us what it looks like to be a spiritual “mom and dad” to a younger generation. Without solicitation, this has been validated to us by a few of the younger staff and volunteers here. It’s humbling and means so much to us to be in that position of mentorship.
Mimi has taken on the role of leading our weekly Life Group. This flows so well with her desire to use our home for ministry and hospitality. (Last week she blessed us all with fresh peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream….amazing!!!) At the end of the meeting there is always a pile of dishes in the sink (we eat dinner as a group together as well). After the first night she said, “I love doing these dishes for the people in our life group, as I wash each plate I get an opportunity to pray for each of them and the things that they shared tonight.” I (Caleb) was challenged and blessed by her outlook on a messy kitchen and her sensitivity to an opportunity that the Lord gave her to intercede for our group. (Our group consists of people from Switzerland, Germany, England, The Netherlands and the USA!)
We miss you all so much and we are serious when we say that we want you to come for a visit! Not only is Biarritz an awesome home base to explore other parts of Europe but you will most certainly get to enjoy your obligatory evening baguette each night during your stay!
*(Avoid August 24-26, 2019 as Biarritz is hosting the G7 Summit and the city will be on lockdown)
Thank you for your love, prayers, finances and support, we are humbled by you all!
Caleb, Mimi, Banyan, Sebastian and Sailor
This week marks almost 2 months of our time here in France! It seems crazy that we have been gone that long already!
We miss you all so much and can’t thank you enough for your partnership through prayer and finances.
Originally we had planned to not send out an update until later in July but we have some things coming up in the next few days that we wanted to ask you to pray about with us.
This Monday, July 1st, almost 70 YWAMers from Australia, Hawaii and Texas will be arriving here on the Biarritz base for 2 weeks of outreach in the city. This will be an awesome time of urban evangelism in the city as many Europeans will be flooding into Biarritz for their summer holidays. (On July 14th, France will be celebrating Bastille Day and Biarritz will see over 1 million people in an area that typically has a population of just over 110,000.)
As staff we will be assisting in their outreach and handling the logistics of adding so many people to this relatively small base. On Monday the 8th we are especially excited to welcome two of these YWAMers into our home, a single momma with her 4 year old son from Benin, Africa. Having recently completed our own DTS we know how difficult the schedule can be and are amazed at this woman’s courage of embarking on this journey as a single parent.
July 1st is also the grand opening of Kennedy Surf and Coffee (a ministry of YWAM Biarritz). We have been helping in the project management side of things and are excited to see this open in time for the arrival of the outreach teams. There have been many delays with the city, zoning etc. and there is still a good bit to go to see the completion of the project, but the cafe side will be open for business and we are thrilled to see what the Lord will do through that ministry.
Since the cafe officially opens next week, Caleb will be transitioning into his role with the YWAM Refugee Circle full time. We are excited to share more of the details of this ministry in the coming months!
Over these past 2 months we have experienced a large amount of foreseen and unforeseen financial expenses. As our friends and ministry partners we wanted to ask you to join with us in praying for these expenses. Our aim is to be as transparent as possible with our finances, and if you have been partnering with us through prayer and resources and have any questions for us, please feel free to send us an email.
Below are current and upcoming expenses over the next 4-8 weeks.
Travels and shipping of household goods/vehicle to France: $11,200
Mandatory Visa Appointment in France: $1,400
Language training: $2000
YWAM France Conference: $700
Furniture and Appliances: $1,900
We really have been blessed with a wonderful space to call home. It was previously the apartment where the staff girls resided. They found a larger space as they were growing out of this one which freed up the apartment for our family. We have always loved to use our home for hospitality and are excited to now have the space to host people, like the mother and son from Benin. Using our family and home for ministry has always proven to be a powerful tool in sharing the love of Jesus and we are so thankful that the Lord has provided an opportunity for us to continue ministering in this way!
One thing that we quickly realized here in France is that when you move into a new home, it is stripped bare of the essentials that we are accustomed to in the States; all appliances, light fixtures etc. are the responsibility of the new tenant. Thankfully the girls were able to leave us a partially working oven and a mini fridge. This will get us by until we have the funds for something more appropriate for our family and hosting traveling missionaries, extended family and friends.
Here are some of the things needed for our home that you can be praying about:
1 bed frame, 2 convertible sofas, dryer, 4 side tables, larger refrigerator, working stove/oven, small/medium shelving unit for boy’s room organization.
In addition to these one time expenses we are continuing to trust the Lord for the remainder of monthly income that would take us to the 100% mark of being funded, that amount is $1,105.
(The above amounts have taken into account the current exchange rate loss that we experience from converting donations from USD to EUR.)
Although these expenses have been large and numerous… and at times have left us feeling a little overwhelmed, the Lord has never let us down. He has always been there in His time and He has always been a good and loving Father. As scary as it can be at times, it is simultaneously a privilege to only be able to trust in Him and see how He does and will provide!
Thank you guys for standing with us in friendship, in prayer, in finances and on mission with the Lord. He is worthy!
-The Bell Family
(Caleb, Mimi, Banyan, Sebastian & Sailor)
A new video that the boys worked hard to create, enjoy!
As promised, here is our newest update from our arrival here in Biarritz. We are getting this out later than we had hoped with jet lag, trying to get our bearings and spotty internet connections making for a difficult go at an update.
We hope you enjoy the video!
This particular video is password protected (not all will be in the future) so please don’t post or share without permission. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to see this video please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
*(just an FYI for people flying to Europe on a budget, which was us….more often than not its the same price or cheaper to just fly straight to your destination. We found really cheap flights to London and then figured we would take the train on in to Biarritz from there…because that's what you do in Europe right? The trains routed us through Paris and we had the joy of experiencing London, Paris and the train rides with our boys. However, after 5 days of travel, we were totally wiped out and spent as much as we would have flying straight in to Biarritz.
We made some really fun memories along the way and I suppose thats the most important thing!)
Caleb, Mimi and the 3 garçons
You know when you read a verse in the Bible and you sit there after feeling angry or confused by what you just digested? That is how I used to feel about this verse in Matthew.
“And everyone who has left houses, or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.” Matthew 19:29
Why would God ask us to leave our families; the very ones he has given us to love, look after, spend time with, share life with? I honestly thought “there must be something messed up in translation…surely God would not ask someone to do such a thing.”
As we are preparing to leave for France in a few short weeks, it finally dawned on me (and maybe this seems too simple or like a “duh” moment) that WE are walking through this very thing right now and, although there is grief in the process, God is giving us grace and hope for what He has ahead.
We have left our house. It was a rental, yes, but we loved it. We had it set up cozy and had made many memories there. Our neighbors had become our family and our boys had a large yard for running around and playing wild.
We are leaving brothers and sisters back home… and all of the little cousins that our kids so adore. It is painful to think about the visits being further apart and their relationships being more distant than we had hoped. We are leaving the friends who have become our brothers and sisters, and their children, who our boys have grown up with and grown close to as well.
We are leaving fathers and mothers… All in varying situations of life, some with stressors and unsure steps ahead, some grieving loss and simultaneously discovering new gifts and recreations. Our parents have made such impacts on our lives from the time we first laid eyes on them and we are watching them continue to seek the Lord and trust Him in all of their different paths. (Need I mention that this means we are also leaving our boys’ beloved grandparents? Insert collective ugly-cry.)
We are leaving our land; the country and culture we were born into and that we know so well. We will be learning a new culture, a new language, a new way of life. Our children will have a heritage of growing up cross-culturally and will know more about the world than we did; we are praying that God would continue to help them in this transition, in language acquisition, in making new friends, in leaving all that they know behind.
But the verse continues… and it ends hopeful. “…(whoever is leaving these) for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life.”
We are doing all of this for the sake of His name; to see His name proclaimed throughout the earth and to tell others who have never heard of Him. (Amazing that there are still so many who are considered “unreached” and have not heard the sweet and powerful name of Jesus.)
And we have the promise of multiplication and eternal life. I don’t know that “receiving a hundredfold” means we will have all new family; new brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, although God continues to add to our family through His family. But, I do believe that our relationships, though far, will be stronger, our lives (when continually submitted to Him) will be more fruitful, and things that normally stay the same will shift and grow when we are walking in obedience to Him. We’ve seen this happen in our family when we are away and love watching God work even bigger things than we could imagine or produce ourselves. And eternal life! This is the filter and mindset we want to have all the time… it’s not about the here and now, it’s about the lasting and eternal. This life is fleeting (full of joys, grief, celebrations, hardships, stress and delights) and it is short. We want to make it count and follow closely to the Lord’s leading in ALL things, trusting that even when it is hard, “all the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.” (Psalm 25:10)
Thank you for your friendship, prayers and support!
- The Bells
Also, we had some friends and family request that we stay on social media because it is easier for them to stay connected with us via that platform as we transition overseas….sooo, you will still be able to find us on Facebook moving forward at CalebAmelia Bell and can Like, share, tag, Message, #, tweet, snapchat, Link, Youtube, Pin, Insta, Tumblr, Flickr, WhatApp, Vine, Periscope, etc. etc. etc.