Friday, May 14, 2010

The Journey Thus Far...

Here's a look at my journey thus far:

March- trip to England, orientation in North Carolina where I was officially appointed as a UWM missionary, back to Fort Worth, TX

April- support raising trip to Arkansas (Little Rock, Benton, Arkadelphia), support raising trip to Ruston, LA

May- back in Fort Worth til the 19th then moving back to Harrison, AR

I'm not gonna lie, these past few months have been crazy and super busy BUT amazing! March was the month of answers and a clearer vision. April was the month to begin building up a support team of those who will "go" with me as well as needed affirmation, and May is looking to be the way of preparation. It is always so exciting to see how everything in your life leads to exactly where you are now and where you are going next.

Nothing in life has happened by accident; instead, everything has happened for THIS. This big dream and vision that only comes from the creator.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Why England?

I am excited and privileged to join in what God has begun in the hearts and lives of students in Colchester, England. Growing up in a strong Christian home, missions became a major part of my life. Serving on short term mission trips since the age of six, I began to develop a heart for the lost and broken. Later in my life the opportunities to serve overseas in South Africa, Peru, Poland, Nicaragua, and Indonesia resulted in a deepening desire and burden to reach the nations with the truth of the gospel. After a semester abroad in England, the people's grave need for the truth ultimately captured my heart.

After a few years of praying about my strong desire to serve overseas, specifically England, I began researching various organizations to find the best-fitting avenue and specific role I felt God calling me to. This being a role in reaching young adults, making them into disciples, joining with the local church, and serving the community to further spread the gospel.

I will be coming alongside a local church in Colchester in which I share a common vision and burden for the people in the community, the nation, and ultimately the world.