I'm kinda opposed to writing a blog, its kinda weird, just so you know. And if you can't already tell Evans, Katie, and Kate made me write this, but here it goes.
This past summer I was talking to some friends telling them why I became a Christian. They told me that the fire that I felt for God would eventually burn out. The idea of the fire going out was the last thing I wanted. I made it my mission to keep my passion for God burning. So here I am, having never ridden on an airplane or been out of the country and I'm about to get on a plane and fly to a country I know little about and live there for twelve weeks! I'm excited for this adventure and opportunity to jump right in and trust god with my life.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
In high school I was able to participate in a lot of short term missions' trips with my school.
My Junior year we had the opportunity to serve in the Dominican Republic and it was there that I felt God calling me into a life of ministry. Since then I have done my best to figure out what this calling means for my life. I am still learning everyday what this looks like; but, for now, I know that it means complete trust in God in every decision that I make.
After graduating high school I decided to attend Trevecca Nazarene University, eight hours away from my home in Ohio, to study Missions. I hardly knew anything about Trevecca and certainly did not know anyone that went there which made that decision terrifying! I trusted God and I feel so blessed to be here learning and living in Nashville. I am trusting God that this summer in Romania will be a lot like my decision for college. I applied for the Immerse program at the last minute possible still very unsure of whether I should participate or not. Three months away from home in a country I have never been to that speaks a language I do not know was a little intimidating. I trusted that God would lead me where He wanted and about a week later I received news that I had been accepted into the Immerse program as a part of the Romania team. I am incredibly excited and nervous for this journey. I do not know much about Romania but I hope that this summer, through God's grace and power, I will be able to be a testament of God's amazing love to the people of Romania. I also know that it will be a great time of growth and change for me and the rest of the team!
In closing I would like to share with everyone a verse that I always turn to in times of brokenness, anxiety, grief and even joy. "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9 This summer I am sure will have its fair share of struggles but my prayer is that in times of struggle I will be able to turn to this verse and know that God's grace will be the one thing I can always lean on.