15 Nov
Faithful Timing - Month 2

After all the hesitations, uncertainties, and doubts, I finally made this calling public on January 12th of this year. Warmly welcomed with cheers of excitement, people have been kindly supporting this monumental decision with surprising interest and beautiful concern. Of course there have been moments of reoccurring insecurities since my announcement but God has been beyond gracious in powerfully reminding me that He is behind this trip 100% and I'd like to take a moment to share some of these reminders with you. 

A couple weeks after sharing with my community my doubt was in full swing due to the lack of real response I had got from my outreach. Wrestling hard one night I began to ask God (once again) if this is what He really wanted. I told Him everything. How I was disappointed and how I was unsure of the decision we made. I wondered what it would mean to back out of this trip and spent the whole night in prayer about what my next steps should be. The very next morning I woke up to my very first donation. A $500 one at that. Tears poured for my eyes as my heart rejoiced at the faithful reassurance of our Father who said in that moment, "I am with you, I hear you, I will not forsake you." His timing is just so unreal and I am still in awe of the way He powerfully responds to a seeking heart. 

Nevertheless, a few weeks after that I was in awful spirits. I had come off a very bad week at work, my irritations were high, and I was feeling really down about a variety of things. I unexcited and apathetic about by upcoming trip with the World Race. I decided to put on a show that I hadn't watched in a few days called "The Kindness Diaries." 15 minutes into that episode the host met a group from the World Race and they took him in for they night as they explained what they were doing and what their purposes of the trip were. Wait what?!? Here I am feeling unmotivated and disinclined about my trip and the Lord responds by highlighting a group that's already in the field? How good is our Lord? That very night I received my second financial contribution of $300 and yet another reminder that God is unfolding this girls dreams in an alluring and progressive manner. Give praise! 

There are a variety of other ways Christ has been providing for this upcoming trip. Like responding instantaneously about prayers for gear and showing up in unexpected conversations. One moment I tell God the only thing I need is a tent and in the next hour there's an email from someone wanting to donate a tent. Oh hallelujah! Our God is an awesome God whose ways are bigger than anything we can ever fully understand but oh how He loves us! 

I am fully aware that these next 5 months will be under attack but I also know that Jesus is the victor. Whatever may come and whatever negativity crosses my mind, our Lord wins! His glory is on full display in this life that He has redeemed and I only pray He receive more. I am so very grateful that He is persistent in His reassurance, that He never grows tired or weary, and that the wings of eagles are there to mount me up with renewed strength so I can run and not grow weary. 

Bless the Lord oh my soul! Give praise and shout it from the mountaintops! I am looking forward to sharing this trip with you month by month as I write these next coming blogs on the countries we'll be visiting and what ministries they entail. Until then I pray the God of all hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

In Christ with love, 


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