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.