It has begun
I am embarking on probably one of the craziest adventures of my short life so far. I am preparing to go to Worcester, South Africa with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) on a Troubadour Discipleship Training School. It will be 4 months of growth, challenges, obstacles, miracles, and other gracious wonders of God.
I have 4 friends who either have done different YWAM schools, or a currently doing them. They have all told me to prepare for God to do amazing things in my life. That He will challenge me and test me. I am more ready than I think even I would like to admit. The thought of God taking me and molding me into the woman He intended me to be is thrilling. The changes I've seen in those friends that have already come home are all the "warning" I need. I am so blessed to have these friends in my life. They are a constant encouragement to me and a true blessing in life.
With all the preparations going on, funding is the one stressing me out the most. Raising a large amount of $ in 2 months... am I surprised?... No! However, I have been praying, both alone and with friends, that God will provide the funds. Today, some of that prayer was answered when my Mom and Step-dad told me they were going to pay for about 80% of my flight to and from South Africa. I was floored, speechless even. How is it that they can find space in their budget to help me fly halfway round the world? It can only be a God thing.
I feel like I am living in such an amazing time right now. God is clearly leading me somewhere and I can't wait to get there. Through it all I will be singing and praising His name and I know that even when I'm tired and stressed,
My voice gives out before my heart does