Monday, June 1, 2009

Yay God!

I now have 100% of my support raised! Thank you Lord and thank you, YOU!

I leave June 11th, with a briefing with the other interns starting the 9th. I am so stoked. After checking out all the books on the Philippines in the library (including the awesome children's books with pictures), reading pamphlets of info from the consulate, FH, and my dad, and asking my intern director in the Philippines about 12,209 questions, I feel quite knowledgeable about the country (and already like it!). However, I still do not know what really to expect, and I love that. I'm not sure exactly how to prepare myself outside of reading the books and listening to the sermons FH has provided us with. I'm just praying. 

Also, I had coffee with an old friend and mentor figure who is a missionary in the Czech Republic. She had some wise words (roughly): 

 "Only God changes things and people. We do not implement change, He does. We just do the task He's put in front of us the best that we can, and He takes it from there."

I feel I need to remember this going into a place where I will want to see change and where change needs to happen. While I have a passion for doing this and God has implemented that passion in me for a reason, without Him, my efforts are futile (in the eternal perspective espeically). Thus, in all my drive to independently make the world a better place I must remember that my plans need to be aligned with the God of the universe first and foremost. When His plans become my plans, change is real and change is deep. This is one way I've learned to apply glorifying God in everything I do-- give my plans to Him and have them returned conformed to His desire.

Pues, chao for now!


  1. I'm so happy that you got all your support! I love you so much and I am so excited for you to embark on your journey! I sent your birthday package in the mail today! I hope you will get it before you is supposed to be there on Friday..look out for it. It's small..but hopefully u will like it. Have SOOOOO MUCH FUN!! Bring me back something exotic from the a tree! jk..but take a pic of some cool ones for me! LOVE YOU

  2. yeah girl! that's awesome. God is good!

  3. Have a wonderful time in the Phillipines KK... I'll be in prayer that God will keep you safe and use you in mighty ways. I cant wait to see new posts about your trip.

    ~Emily :-)