Can you believe that it's already been three-and-a-half years since I started on this incredible journey of saying "YES" to whatever and wherever the Father leads me? I thank you for continuing to walk beside me and join me as we partner with the Father in what He's doing in this part of the world.
In 2015 after a short-term trip to a very closed country, the Father gave me a heart for the country and the people who lived there. Not only that, but He has also instilled in me a desire to support my fellow fieldworkers by helping with the educational needs of our young brothers and sisters who are serving on the field with their families.
The past few years have given me various opportunites to work towards both of these callings in different ways. On a normal non-pandemic day, doing work in the country that has my heart is filled with "Never Know"s. As in, you never know what will happen. Now with this time of Corona, there are even further restrictions and uncertainties. While I would love to give you all a plain answer as to where in the world I will be this year or what I will be doing, I simply can't. As such, I ask that you bear with me. I will continue to be on my knees about where the Father is asking me to go and what He wants for me to do. Not gonna lie, looking into an uncertain future devoid of any solid plans, but with a hope and a calling for a particular nation, my steps of faith many times are shaky and hesitant. But, my trust and my hope is in Him whose faithfulness is certain. Whose love knows no bounds. Whose provision is just what is needed. Whose undeserved grace and forgiveness is new every morning.
While many doors to the field have been closing for fieldworkers in our area due to Coronvirus, I really do feel that this is an amazing time and opportunity the Father has given me to further my language study in the hopes of one day having real heart-to-heart, life-giving conversations with the people that He's placed on my heart. So, while physically being present in certain countries is indeed difficult at the moment, this is a great time to study and prepare for the amazing assignments and plans He has for me for the future. That's what I'll be doing in the coming months until I can see where the world is and what doors will open.
Sorry if the details and specifics are lacking here. If you would like to know more about what the Father is doing in this part of the world, where I've been or what I've been up to, or some ways you can get involved, please e-mail me. You can also e-mail me to get my newsletter which goes out every few months with some more recent updates and ways you can be lifting me up. Or, if you would like to partner with me financially, you can do that here. All gifts, whether one time or monthly, are much appreciated. Here's a brief run-down of my yearly costs:
1)Daily Living- This includes basic neccessities such as food, housing, utilities, phone, and Internet.
2)Flights and traveling- Whether for visa reasons or traveling for special appointments, flights and travelling are a necessary part of getting to and from the field.
3)Student loans- While I would love to have entered the field completely debt-free, this is one area that I wasn't able to fully pay off before saying "yes" and going to the field. I want to be faithful in my commitments, so a good part of my monthly budget goes towards paying my loans each month.
4)Language Study- As mentioned, I will be using this time to prepare for future work by furthering my language study by attending a four-day a week language course.
These past few years, being willing to come before the Lord with open hands and try and be obedient to where He's leading...it's been amazing! I don't think I've ever grown so much in my own relationship with the Father or have ever had as many testimonies of the incredible, unbelievable ways that He shows up, makes Himself known, and loves His people. WOW! I couldn't have done any of this without your prayers and your support along the way. I'm so excited and expectant for the wonderful things that He has for me in the future. I hope you can come alongside me and enjoy the ride!
Lots of love!
"Since my youth, O God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come." Psalms 71:17-18
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