I Will Follow You

"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." Mark 1:17 (NIV)
"Where you go, I'll go
Where you stay, I'll stay
When you move, I'll move
I will follow you
Who you love, I'll love
How you serve I'll serve
If this life I lose, I will follow you
I will follow you"
I will follow-Chris Tomlin

Sunday, May 15, 2011

God you make me smile

I have been at this fundraising for my trip since October 2009. That was when I heard that life changing chapel from Kairos. That day I was introduced to the group Royal Servants and the idea of a life time. What if I went on a mission trip? From that day on all my mind could focus on was going on a Mission trip. So I picked the country (of course, i was drawn to the most expensive trip on the list). I wanted to go to Nepal. Then I began the support raising process. That first year I raised $920! Although I wasn't able to go that first summer, I knew I would do what I had to do to go the next summer. Now here I am, $3,580 more than I had (FINISHED!), 41 days away and supplies are nearly finished with getting!
I went to church a week ago and told them I needed $795 left. I think it was Tuesday that my school sent in $250 and on Friday I was given a total of $320 which brought my total down to $200 left to raise. So I went to church today and told them all that my total went from $795 to $107!! That morning, before I made my announcement, a friend gave me a check for $73 and the children's church gave me $20. Then, before I left church, i was given $107!! The rest that I needed! You could say that I was on cloud 9 for the rest of the day :)

So later I had a request from a friend that I should post my packing list on Facebook. So I did. 30 minutes later I got an email (by the way, during that 30 mins I was praising God and also asking Him to let people help by giving things on my list) the email was from a family from church. They were going to provide basically everything on my list (minus clothes!) How amazing and quickly does our God work!! And now I have been told that someone wants to take me clothes shopping! You can say that cloud 9 is in the stars right now :) I don't know how much clothes they can help me get but however much they do give, will be a blessing and I am truly thankful!!!

God has done a might work through all those who are helping me get to Nepal and I am super excited! I can't wait till June 25 when I get on that plane to go to Chicago for Training Camp then on July 7 when we actually start the flight to Nepal :)