Sunday, May 12, 2013

another YEAR....

Preparing for another year…
You’ve guessed it….

For many of you this may be no surprise knowing my heart and passion for Haiti but I’m also sure for many of you you are thinking how crazy I am to be staying another year for many reasons! Rightfully so that many of you may have those feelings—to be honest at one point I did too. I’ve just come to the conclusion that my life is nothing what “I” planned it to be and nothing like I expected, but nonetheless here I am enjoying every minute of it—the good and the bad and the ups and the downs and through it all I’m learning and more importantly learning what it means to fully trust in God for my every need.

To go along with my crazy living I had to do some crazy things back in Minnesota. When I asked to extend my leave of absence at my job for another year I unfortunately (well in my eyes I initially thought it was unfortunate but God has different plans) was not able to extend my leave of absence. So when I first heard this news my initial response was ‘ok I’ll go back to the states and work for awhile seeing how things go.’ But my heart just wasn’t settled about this. So I continued to pray that some how my request would be granted. I loved my position when I left my job and what I was doing. I knew when I first took my leave that when I returned I wouldn’t necessarily get my same position back. At the time I was ok with that. But when I heard what my new position entailed I felt like it was God closing a door and steering me along His path. So after hearing this I took some time to pray. I think I always knew what I had to do in my heart but was scared to say it to others—for the fear that they would think that I am even crazier than they originally thought—and I had the fear of how in the world am I going to support myself, not to mention pay for this adoption, not to mention provide for kids. But I knew. I knew I had to quit my job and follow my heart and follow where I felt God was leading me.

So..... I did it. I sent the email saying that I quit my job.
So.... here I am in HAITI for another year…or how ever long God calls me here.
So.... please prayerfully consider supporting me on this crazy journey I call life. I would be so appreciative if you could support me monthly or even just $5…ever little bit helps!

Where God leads me I will follow and He will continue to provide for my every need. I am beyond thankful for my supportive family and friends—even though they too may think I’m crazy... I keep life interesting for them. ;) 

“But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through.” 
 Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

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