Leaving is never easy.
As I write this at 30,000 feet, I think how bittersweet our journey is. Being a missionary causes turmoil in the heart every time you pack, say goodbye and leave – whether moving from your passport country for the first time, or taking a break from the ministry in your host country to visit family and partners. It’s always a tug-of-war of the heart.
We are Americans by birth but have been born again into a different Kingdom: a Kingdom that has at its heart the command to go into all the world and make disciples, to lose your life in order to truly find it, and to love God and people with all you have. As we have found a new life in Asia, it’s harder each time to leave.
It’s hard to leave Indian medical school students from a Bible study I help lead, my Filipino students whom I mentor and teach, the FI Asia missionaries we oversee, other friends and especially the young men who call me “Dad.”
We LOVE America, our homeland!
We LOVE our family, friends, churches and partners! My family and I greatly miss the faces and relationships in North America; all are invaluable to us!
As we look over the next three months, we keep in mind that the USA is not our home; neither is the Philippines. Our home is in heaven, and so is our focus.
Thank you for staying with us on this journey… for every hug, every word of encouragement, every prayer – for each and every way you partner with us in Asia!
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The Lord put Southeast Asia on Eric and Jenny’s hearts many years ago. Both are graduates of FIRE School of Ministry and served on staff there for several years before moving to Davao, Philippines in April 2011. They have a desire to see the Great Commission fulfilled in the Philippines and to see “church-planting churches” established across the nations. “The McCoys’ mission is to train Filipinos to reach the unreached of Asia.” Eric currently serves as the Missions Director and faculty member of FIRE School of Ministry and as the Director of FIRE International Asia which is a missions sending agency for Asian missionaries.