This Week’s Theme: Expectation

“Advent acknowledges shadows and dims them with burgeoning light. So we wait in expectation for the full, radiant, overwhelming light to one day wipe out all darkness forever. This is the hope of Advent.”

Tsh Oxenreider, Shadow and Light: A Journey Into Advent

As expats and journeying foreigners, we are marked by expectation.

These expectations—for all we hope to see in our time on the field, the amount of time we anticipated staying, how we thought our supporters would come alongside of us—can bolster our resolve or send us crashing in disappointment.

Advent reminds us of expectation and carries us in hope.

What did you expect of God this year? What are you asking of him for the new year?

Join us this week as we open up about expectation and hope! You can use the hashtag #VelvetAshesExpectation, or share your Advent thoughts with #VelvetAshesAdvent.

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