Monday, July 16, 2012

4 Days

I'll be flying out in four days to D.C. and then to UGANDA. God is so good.

My heart is filled with joy. So many things running through my head, what I need to pack, buy, flight tickets and so on, so many different emotions. Most of all I'm in awe of God. So bare with me through this post, it is random and scattered but it is real.

This is actually happening! I'm actually going to Africa to love on the beautiful children that belong to Jesus. I love remembering the first time I told my best friends about the possibility of Uganda and just praying about it with them. It all seemed so impossible back then.  I remember one friend saying "if you're supposed to go, you'll go." And now I'm going. This is God's work, and I refuse to see any of it as just coincidence. God is so in the details, little and big ones, how glorious He is!!

What a crazy year it has been. He has been faithful every single minute, even when I was unfaithful. His faithful never ends!!

 Even when I was tempted to worry and try to take things under my control, His word reassured me to trust Him above all and let Him take care of it all.  

I can't believe I had to raise $3,509. Yet I can say with joy that my GOD PROVIDES. Eleven days till the funds were due I still had over $1,000 to raise. It was intimidating. But I had to trust Jesus, there was no other choice. If I was really meant to go to Uganda at this time, then He would make it happen. And guess what, He made it happen. All glory be to Jesus!

I'm so grateful that I have a community of godly people who love Jesus and love me. The church has been incredibly supportive and generous. You all gave above the total needed, so now I'm able to use the extra cash to bless orphanages in whatever need they might have. Thank you for that!! That's incredible. From the depth of my soul I want to thank every single one of you who gave selflessly, through your prayers, money and help. What you do today echos in eternity. And this is a great echo.

My hope is that you see Jesus through this. I hope you see how faithful Jesus is. I hope you see His beauty and love. I hope you see how He provides. I hope it encourages you to respond to Him.

He really loves me, and I really love Him. But I boast in His love alone, for it was Him who pursued me and found me. My lips will never get tired of giving Him praise.

If I was to share with you the entire story of this journey, you would quickly see how it has nothing to do with me, but everything to do with Jesus.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
     his mercies never come to an end; 
 they are new every morning;
     great is your faithfulness. 
  “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
     “therefore I will hope in him.”
 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
    to the soul who seeks him. 
  It is good that one should wait quietly
    for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:22-26 (ESV) 

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