Nathan and Jade were married in a small country church surrounded by a loving group of family and friends. At the wedding they shared twenty-five big dreams with those who knew them best. They asked that their friends and family pray for them that they might be obedient to follow God wherever He asked them to go. After Maddix and Sophie were born they began to talk about adoption. God called them to adopt from Uganda, Africa and in 2010 they welcomed Ezra into their family. In July of 2011 God spoke to Nathan about his ministry. In the tabernacle at their local family campground Nathan accepted the call to full time ministry. The Metz family immediately began to pray and prepare for the changes certain to come. A year later they were blessed once again by the gift of adoption and in May of 2012 they celebrated the addition of newborn Ruby Ann. Over the last year Nathan has finished his academic work and the whole family has been excitedly waiting to see where God might lead them next. What an amazing journey it has been!
In January of 2013, during a lunch conversation with Frank Martin, a friend and pastor to missionaries, the Holy Spirit gripped Nathan’s heart and placed a clear and certain call to the work being done in Uganda. Nathan called Jade as soon as he could. Since that moment Nathan and Jade have continually walked step by step in faith and enjoyed the gentle confirmations God has blessed them with. In May, Nathan and Jade were officially accepted as missionary disciples to Uganda through World Gospel Mission, a 103 year old mission sending agency.
God doesn’t always speak to us in flashes of light or booms of thunder. Sometimes we have to wait for the noise to subside so that we can hear His voice in a soft whisper. Such is the case in their calling. God spoke to Nathan as he sat across the table from a trusted brother in Christ. As that man shared about the needs of the church in Uganda, God whispered “this is your work, go”. Now they prepare to leave their home and serve the church in Uganda. What a gracious and loving God we serve that He should use us for the work of His Kingdom!