1 Cor 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
S.O.S. 6:3 I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine
but I would much rather tell you about how incredible this adventure has been thus far. Well, this whole time I’ve been questioning whether or not I’m doing what God wants me to do. I’ve prayed about it. I thought it would be easy to raise $3000 in a few months but I thought wrong. Hardly any of my support letters yielded any return, which was incredibly hard and mentally exhausting. Along with that, some of the people I cared about most were going through alot of hard times. I broke down crying on more than one occasion, like “What next?”
But then it was like the lightbulb went on in my head. In the end, if it wasn’t what God wanted, there was nothing I could do to make it happen….And if it was His will then I could only be patient and wait. So I slowly started giving everything to Him. I told Him that I would keep praying for the people I love and that He would let the problems they face now just draw them closer to Him. I gave God control over my trip and prayed for His peace that surpasses all understanding.
It came to the point of the first deadline, when half of my money was due. I still had time to back out with almost a full refund. After calculating the money pledged to me over and over again, I found that it seemed I could not make the deadline, or the $3000. I finally let go and said, “God I’ll only go through with this if your okay with it.” And I was flooded with His peace. I told God to do what He’s doing and show me once again how faithful He is.
I still haven’t raised all the money. As a matter of fact I still need $1630. But I’m alot closer than I was before. So, therefore, I believe that God is going to take me on my first missions trip and that God is going to provide for me in the years to come as a missionary.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that when you’re hurting or struggling or exhausted it is the perfect time to be a blessing to someone else…and God has shifted my focus to being a blessing.
So yea…If God places it on your heart to donate you can do so at www.razoo.com/team/Ethiopia2013 and click on Haley Lowe. Truly anything will help.
If you can’t help me, go and be a blessing to someone (a neighbor, family member, friend). My friend heather needs help. She wants to be an intern in Mozambique http://heatherclarksblog.wordpress.com/why-harvest-school-of-missions/
:D Keep me in your prayers as try my best to follow God’s will.
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
- When planning story: This is great! I can go far with this.
- When writing story: No I can't.