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She faithfully prayed for her husband. That his heart would be softened and that he would turn back to the Lord. Even if he never came back to her, she was concerned about his heart, his walk with God.
She praised God, even in the midst of this ugliness. She praised Him.
She found out about the World Race and began praying over it. The World Race is "a stretching journey into 11 countries in 11 months to serve "the least of these" while amongst real and raw community. This unique mission trip is a challenging adventure for young adults to abandon worldly possessions and a traditional lifestyle in exchange for an understanding that it's not about you; it's about the Kingdom."
She prayed and prayed and felt that this was a door being opened to her and she was accepted. This is what is coming for her.....
In July of this year, I will be embarking on The World Race. This is an 11-month mission trip to 11 different countries around the world. I will be traveling to Romania, Ukraine, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Philippines. I will be leaving behind personal belongings and comforts and living out of a single backpack, sleeping on the ground, and forgetting what a hot shower feels like…and... I couldn’t be more excited! This will be the most challenging experience of my life, but I’m confident that it’ll also be the most rewarding. I will have the opportunity to experience other cultures, build relationships with people from all over the world, and most importantly share the love of Jesus Christ with others through work in orphanages, leading sports camps for children, teaching English in schools, building churches, caring for the homeless, fighting human trafficking, feeding the hungry, preaching in the streets, reaching out to prostitutes, and whatever other opportunities arise.
Wow. I can't help but be so proud of her. She has been a true example of God's grace from the beginning, and now when most people who run to the nearest source of comfort (family, friends, ice cream) she is stepping even more out of her comfort zone. She is believing that God is still writing her story and that He has big plans for her.
So often when we think of the plans God has for us, we think of it in terms of what we will get. Is He planning for a new job for me, for kids, for a spouse, for a raise, for a house etc. But God sees beyond what we can see, past our little lives and He sees the big picture, the eternal picture. His plans for us are to grow His kingdom, and to bring people to Christ.
She gets it. And she is stepping in by faith, believing that He is going to use her in ways she never could imagine.
So, yeah...I'm a LOT proud of her. And I'm excited to offer you the opportunity to support her in this endeavor! This is no cheap trip, and these people are earning the cost of the trip WHILE they are in the field, trusting God to provide.