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Moving to the USA


Moving to the USA

About a year ago I was at a small women’s retreat with my church in Kenya.  I was introduced to the song Take Courage: He’s in the Waiting (see lyrics below).  I remember praying then “How long God will we be waiting for work permits? Help our family to stay steadfast until You answer.” So often I would sing this song especially verse one and the chorus.  Fast track a year and it became clear a time frame was needed for a decision since there had not been any positive progress on the permits.  We are confident that God has answered! The Cox family is moving to the USA.  As I type this bittersweet tears are flowing. We will miss our beloved Africa!  At the same time we welcome this season to be near our adulting children and our aging parents.  We are at peace! Now I am singing verse two!

What does this move look like?  There are still many unknowns but the plan is for us to return to Kenya  to say goodbyes and sell all of our belongings. We will return to the USA late November.  By the end of November Miriam will have enough credits to graduate from RVA. We are hoping to continue working with International Christian Ministries and Africa Theological Seminary being based in the USA. We would continue raising support and probably be based in Texas. The details are being worked out and we will let you know the plan in the near future. Paul flies to Kenya in a few days and I return to Kenya at the end of the month.

Blessings, Donna


Please Pray For:


  • Good byes
  • That the three of us will finish well our time in Kenya
  • Selling of belongings
  • Starting over (home, car, furniture, etc…)
  • God has answered the question of what is next!
  • So far, positive support of the move
  • All three kids are in a good “place”

Take Courage: He’s in the Waiting

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Verse 1 Chorus Verse 2
Slow down, take time
Breathe in He said
He’d reveal what’s to come
The thoughts in His mind
Always higher than mine
He’ll reveal all to come
Take courage, my heart
Stay steadfast, my soul
He’s in the waiting
He’s in the waiting
And hold onto your hope
As your triumph unfolds
He’s never failing
He’s never failing
Sing praise, my soul
Find strength in joy
Let His words lead you on
Do not forget
His great faithfulness
He’ll finish all He’s begun

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