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The Little Things

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Philippians 4:4-7 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Leaving home, my family, and my comfort zone gave me some major feelings of anxiety. To be honest, I was struggling to keep a spirit of thanksgiving as I was praying to the Lord for peace. Then things started to go wrong. Due to storms, my plane landed about 45 minutes away from airport and informed us that we were going to have to wait out the storms…for a few HOURS. I was shocked! I was going to miss my last connecting flight, and I am on a deadline.  
That morning for my devotions I had read 2 Chronicles 20, which talks about an impossible war for Israel. God let them know that even though they …

Saying Goodbye

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Saying goodbye has never been an easy thing for me. In fact my theory throughout high school and most of college was to just not do it. I figured if I never said goodbye then it was assumed and people would realize I planned on seeing them again. I managed to hurt others and also myself by running away from tearful goodbyes, leaving relationships with no closure or affirmation of how important certain people have been to me. 

As I’ve gotten older, it has become increasingly important to me to affirm others who have impacted my life in some way. Last summer God taught me more about the importance of goodbyes when He brought me through a season of death, when 3 very loved grandparents passed away within a very short amount of time. Leaving for Mexico, thankfully, is not as final, but in a way it feels it. When I come back, I will never fit here exactly the way I fit in now, and I’m praying that I fit even better. Either way, saying goodbye to my church family, who I love beyond what I c…

THANKFUL!

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God is so good. When I look back over my life, to be honest it doesn’t feel like I should have an army of supporters to help me fulfill God’s calling. With that said, my support levels for this trip to Mexico are going through the roof (in a good way)!! I still can’t believe that this is happening so quickly! I basically raised support for this trip in two months.
My one thought on giving support is that it helps individuals be involved in God’s work. Since I’ve been raising support, I’ve been aware of the type of things that people usually give money towards. I think of the horrific attacks in France, and the amazing response from people around the world. Closer to home, I think of the attack in Orlando, and the massive amounts of selfless giving of time and money to help survivors. Even more personal, I’ve been watching strangers give over and over to help support some friends after a personal tragedy that happened in May. 
And then there’s me. I’m following God’s leading, and my c…

Pre-Field Orientation Update

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It’s good to be back on here and posting! Over the past month, a lot has happened. I was able to go to the Pre-Field Orientation (PFO) training at New Tribes Missions USA headquarters, my computer completely died losing everything on it, and I had two friends from South Carolina come to visit me at my home in Maine! 

For those few who knew and were praying about my computer issues, God has been good. My computer is fixed and basically a brand new computer at no cost to me. The downside is I did lose everything on my computer, which all I can say is I’m thankful I am finished graduate school so I do not have to worry that much about redoing any papers. Speaking of which, while in Florida I received my degree from school. I am officially graduated!! 
This post is more of an update on how PFO went in Florida. I will take time later to write an update on my support levels and what’s going on now. I had such an excellent trip, and God used my time there in Florida to help me grow in more w…