It is with joy that I write to update you on the plans for
I am approximately a month away from embarking, and I have already seen the grace of God active in the planning and implementation of the trip. From receiving checks for sponsorship from complete strangers to encouragement, prayer, and support from my closest friends and family, I am beginning to think that everyone should have the opportunity to prepare for such a trip in their lifetime! What a journey in faith!
I want to share with you one particular experience that has me excited. Back in October I was visiting my former college roommate, Kristin Folkerts, now a first year teacher at
To make a long story short, I was asked to come to their school to present a chapel on the orphans of
their own… while being hammered by a deadly disease. By the end of the chapel, the students agreed that the orphans of
In addition to the prayer support, I was also amazed to see God work in another way that day. At the end of the day, the principal from the school greeted me and chatted about my upcoming trip. He then handed me a crisp $100 bill, and asked me to use it to buy school supplies for the orphans of
Isn’t it amazing how our God works? And isn’t it humbling to see through whom He works?
Thus, I just wanted to say thank you again for your continued support and encouragement. With a month left until my departure, I am two/thirds of the way to my needed goal. However, with the mighty things God has already done, I trust that all needs will be supplied in His time.
Thank you all again for everything, I am blessed to be a part of this family!
By His Grace,