Aziel Koski, a member at Foothills, has been enrolled at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland the past two years. Now that he’s graduated with his M.A. in Theological Studies, he writes to thank Foothills for their support!
Hey Church Family,
I have finally graduated with my Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Multnomah Biblical Seminary! As this season closes, I have kept hearing God remind me to seek first his Kingdom. Danielle and I hope in God, for he is faithful, and our desire is to follow him to the ends of the earth. Suprisingly, the ends of the earth has landed us back in Flagstaff so that Danielle can get her Masters in Speech and Language Pathology.
We chose Flagstaff because we felt a clear vision of what God could do through our connections. I am challenged in this season as we head to Flagstaff. The only thing we know right now is that Danielle will be going to school.
Our biggest passion is missions, and Danielle and I keep asking ourselves: what does it look like to be missional in our current context, in our daily lives. Not to bifurcate our lives into segments, but living an integrated missional lifestyle in all areas of our lives that reflect the passions and giftings that God has given us.
Danielle and I have again found ourselves in a place of unknowns, with one month left before our housing contract expires in Portland. On the precipice of turning 31, our nomadic lives have not resembled anything that I would have envisioned for myself up until this point. Our hope is in God, he is faithful, and our desire is to follow him to the ends of the earth. Surprisingly, the ends of the earth has landed us back in Flagstaff so that Danielle can get her Master’s degree is Speech and Language Pathology.
I am learning to lay down my expectations of how I think God should be working, or especially what I expected my life to look like at this point in time. I am just praying to be faithful in the work he has put before me.
I am so thankful to have the unconditional support of you all after all these years. As I have grown older I have become more and more aware of my brokenness and imperfections, but have been thankful to have you all be part of my support system. It has kept me going in the hard seasons, and I brag about you all to everyone at my school. I am thankful for Christ’s body at Foothills, and I am thankful to have deeply felt His love through you all.