April 29, 2011
(Happy Birthday Emily!)
My goodness, today was wonderful and hard.
I’ve been so blessed getting to spend such amazing time with my CCBCY girls.
It has become clear that for many of us this is a big changing point. A time of moving on, letting go, and going forward with Christ into totally different things, different places and situations.
I’ll be honest, I feel like I’m going to another planet.
The place I am going is completely detached and different from here, such a different life. But God is the connection between the two and I know He is going to blow my mind.
For all of my little pieces of heart who I had to say goodbye to today, I am SO excited for you all. I can’t tell you how much bursting joy it gives me to think of where God might have each of you in the coming years. You have all been the biggest blessings to me over the years and months, and I love you.
Our God is so amazing…utterly astounding, and don’t any of you forget the reality of Jeremiah 29:11, God’s perfect plans and thoughts toward us all.
For all of my little pieces of heart who I get to say hello to, face-to-face for the first time in this coming week, I can’t wait to be with you all. I am desperate to find out who you all are, what God has done and is doing in your lives, and to see His glory shine through you all.
Here’s to the end of more than just a chapter in life, but rather of Volume 1.
April 25, 2011
Please keep me in prayer during this final week before I leave.
Things are quite tense and I have a million little things to remember to get done before I go.
Also, at this time the Enemy is really hard at work on me, discouraging, bringing feelings of isolation, just really trying to damage me before I go on this trip.
It is hard, but at the same time it is further confirmation in my heart that this really is what the Lord desires, and I’m thankful for that. But again, please keep me in prayer.
Please pray for:
- My heart- that the Lord would strengthen it, and strengthen my faith in Him
- That my eyes will constantly be focused on the right things
- Financial provision- as it stands, I have £700 but the total trip will be £1200 (a whole 500 more)
- Safe and easy travel-I leave this coming Saturday (flight from Heathrow at 9pm)
Thank you, family
April 17, 2011
Wow. I just had to post today.
I want to express to any of you who will listen, just how absolutely blessed I have been already by so many of the people out in Cambodia, before I’ve
even got there or met them face to face.
I’ve got to talk with some of the boys, a few amazing young women of God serving the ministry, friends from the past who have been there before! And it has been SO wonderful getting to know all of them a little.
The Christians in Cambodia, and those the Lord has put into service there and just so full of love and joy, and it is the most encouraging thing to see that I have such amazing brothers and sisters on the other side of the planet!
The best part? They’re YOURS TOO! I will be thinking of you all while I’m out there, and remembering how precious my huge family is.
You all mean the world to me.
God Bless, my siblings in Jesus!
April 12, 2011
Hast thou no scar?
No hidden scar on foot, or side, or hand?
I hear thee sung as mighty in the land,
I hear them hail thy bright ascendant star,
Hast thou no scar?
Hast thou no wound?
Yet I was wounded by the archers, spent,
Leaned me against a tree to die; and rent
By ravening beasts that compassed me, I swooned:
Hast thou no wound?
No wound? No scar?
Yet, as the Master shall the servant be,
And pierced are the feet that follow Me;
But thine are whole: can he have followed far
Who has no wound or scar?
April 7, 2011
So God has yet again faithfully provided a little more funding for this trip and even a little bonus to buy some clothes for it too, which is a blessing. AND got a hair cut as a birthday present!!
I ask for your prayers though. This is a time of preparation and trial. The Lord is really testing my diligence and faithfulness to Him, and throwing a lot in the way. I don’t feel like I’m handling it well at all, but He knows what He’s doing so I’m trusting Him with that.
Please pray for perseverance, faithfulness, a soft heart and healing from some past things that I need let go of and leave behind.
More than anything, pray for Cambodia, and for the salvation and healing of the country. It is such a broken nation, so many lost hearts and torn up souls.
We are capable of uttering a few simple words of prayer for these desperate people. I urge you to join me in doing so.