For those of you with endurance here’s a bit more of my story…
But that is only half of the story!!! The other half is more personal and I can’t really share many details here (mostly because I don’t know them myself). But I’ve been in touch with some people who run an SDA organization that manages international hospitals, colleges, & rural clinics. Doing mission work and being involved in something like this full time has been a dream of mine. In fact I just got off the phone with the president of this organization and listened as he shared the needs they have and opportunities available.
In the midst of all of this I am seeking and doing my best to surrender EVERYTHING to God – career, possessions, future spouse, young adult ministry, family, mission work, prayer rooms, questions, challenges – everything to God and listening to what becomes clear during this time.
A few weeks ago I told people at my Bible study that I wanted to be one of those people that did “something crazy” for God – like completely changed careers or did something that didn’t make any sense at all. Now I’m wondering what I was thinking… now that I have these opportunities literally drop into my lap I wonder why I said those things?? J But I will say that I’ve experienced the presence of God these past two weeks more than I ever have before. Today I asked myself – is this the “later rain”? is this the outpouring of the Holy Spirit where the young will see visions and the old will dream?
God is moving – I’m willing but admit my timidity at jumping on to what He is doing. I covet your prayers for the HOP’s that are springing up and for God’s continued leading. I am honored to be traveling this road with such amazing individuals as you all and am daily encouraged knowing that I am not alone in this path.