It’s been awhile since I have posted. I have been focused on enjoying life, taking things in, and loving on people.
God’s been guiding me through some growth within myself. I feel like I’m always finding out new things about myself and how God can guide me through those things.
Anyway, onto the fun stuff!
Months ago I saw a post on FB regarding a missions trip to Africa. It got my hopes up. It put a stirring inside of me that hasn’t been there in awhile. I jumped on it and started to get information regarding the trip (Knowing in the back of my mind that God had told me years prior I would be traveling there.) I had this feeling within me that this may be it! When I received the info it seemed too impossible.
I had just started a new job in a new state. I didn't know many people to help out with kids while I'd be gone since my hubby worked a million hours a day and odd hours. Plus, health stuff.
I got the information and I wrote a letter to my new job with the info attached. It had to go through a process of people to be approved, some I did not know. Then I waited...and waited...and waited...still nothing.
The team started planning and I wasn’t able to participate in planning because all odds seemed against me. I had a long talk with my grandma and had decided to just let it be. I told God it was up to him and if he wanted me to go he would find a way, if he didn’t, I accepted it. I let go. I let him be in control of the situation.
Last week my job told me that my vacation had been approved. I was in shock. I didn't know what to think because I honestly thought that it was not happening for me. I texted my friend who is going and told her. She immediately told me to contact the lead missionary. I did and she said a funny thing happened where she couldn't purchase the rest of the tickets until the next day. WHAT???????????? So, I had to get back to her quickly with an answer. I now had to figure out my childcare situation in less than a day. My husband was offered his new job which he started and his hours are around our kids schedules. They also told him that they are off for the weeks that we are gone...WHHHHHAAAAATTTT????? God was up to something.
I called her back and told her yes! I am going! So working through the small details as well (regarding things prior to traveling out of country) God has taken care of EVERYTHING! I AM BLESSED! The place we are going has actually asked for someone to focus on women's ministry. My heart and passion is women's ministry and missions work. I'm crying just thinking of how amazing God is to me. How he blessed me with this gift. How he trusts me to do his will. How he has guided me, taught me, gave me grace to grow, and has helped me understand his people and their needs.
You guys! I'm going to AFRICA!
I can't wait to see what he has in store for us. I can already see the impossible become possible with what he has pulled off in such a short period of time.
Pray for us. Pray for our 16 hour flights, pray for our health, pray for us while we prepare our hearts and minds for another mission. Pray for our hearts as we come back to the states, its a hard transition. Pray for the whole experience, that God shows up in impossible ways. Let him be seen in a way that they understand. Pray for protection and pray for joyful spirits. Thank you everyone for your support!