Time has truly flown these last couple of weeks. Amid it all, the Lord has provided over and beyond what I could have imagined. I am in awe of Him and how He has provided. He is just incredible!! There have been so many times where I've taken it all before Him and said: "Lord, there is no way this is going to work. It's impossible... If you want it to happen, it's going to have to be all of your doing." And in each of those situations (work, support raising, Peru details, deadlines, timing issues, seminary classes...etc.) the Lord has blown my mind with grace that has far exceeded my need at the time. Wow, I can't wait to see what He will do over the next year. :)
Thank you to those who have given!! You are an incredible blessing and encouragement to me. The Lord has already used you in so many ways in my life! I didn't realize just how much the Lord would teach me while support-raising, but I can honestly say it has been an opportunity to see God at work in my life at a level that I have never experienced before.
Just as an update: My one-way ticket to Peru is bought! I leave in 10 days on June 5th! Needless to say, I am incredibly excited! One of pieces of wise advice you hear when preparing to go overseas is not to have expectations. Flexibility is key. So, while I am trying to hold my plans and expectations loosely, the one thing I am excitedly anticipating is how the Lord is going to work in my life over the next year! Through the pressure and discomfort (at times) of support-raising, I have been able to experience the Lord in incredible ways. How much more will this be the case in Peru? :) It's going to be a journey for sure.