Sunday, August 28, 2011

Look at what I have the privilege to be apart of!!

I have only been in Davao for about 20 days and I have already been able to witness 8 births at Mercy Maternity. My heart overflows with gratitude toward God. He knew that this was going to be apart of my life. I could of never imagined that I would have the privilege to be here and be apart of such an incredible ministry! I am truly thankful for the Lord's leadership!
 Look at this miracle! She was born on August 25th. 8lb 5oz. So precious! The mother was amazing!
 I am amazed at how these women press through such difficulty! This lady endured a very hard labor!
All these babies were born on August 25th! It was so cool to be apart of this!

Monday, August 8, 2011

A long day of travel...

I have met the girls that I will be doing these next two years with and today we will finally board the planes that will get us to Davao! This will be an extremely long day, but I am so ready to get to Davao and start this program. I will be traveling for over a day! I arrive in Davao on Wed Aug 11th at 10:40am! The time difference is 13 hours ahead of Central Standard Time. I will be living in the future for all of you in the States! :) My first few weeks will be filled with adjusting to the culture, water, and food! I have gathered some information from those that have been living there and they have told me some shocking info regarding food and water...they eat the food straight from the markets and drink the highly chlorinated water. I was told that most people that live there get parasites from the food. The hygiene there is not the best. :) So, if you think about it PRAY that I would be protected from ALL sickness and that my body quickly adjusts to this new lifestyle. I am excited for this journey with the Lord and trust that He is with me! Thanks for your prayers and support!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

God cares about the smallest details of my life...

Again, I have to remind my little heart that God sees EVERY DETAIL of my life! I confess that my heart has been overwhelmed by all the details that are in front of me with this HUGE transition, BUT I will remember that God is INVOLVED! I am not alone in this process! My faith is being tested 4 days I will be paying my first sum of tuition money and I just found out that a check can not be found which puts me $1,000 behind! Pray that this gets worked out in 4 days! I need a miracle! He has backed me up and never has once failed me...I trust Him! I have been spending time with my family in Oregon and it has been very enjoyable. We are about to go camping and then I will head up to Portland for my last few days in the States. I am looking forward to a time of spiritual refreshing as I spend my last few days with the Quints. Living out of suitcases is not easy and I am ready to get settled in to a home and have a regular schedule. :) I look forward to meeting all the new people that God will be putting in my life. I believe that He has some awesome friendships ahead of me. Thank you for your prayers they mean a lot to me.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Almost there...

The Lord graced my heart as I left Kansas City on Wednesday morning. It was extremely sad :(, but I am excited about this adventure that I am going on. I love my friends in Kansas City SO deeply! I made it to California and I am looking forward to spending time with my friends and my family for these last 3 weeks. I pray that there would be divine appointments and that this would be a time of refreshing for my heart and everyone I am around. I will be driving up to Portland on August 2nd and staying for a couple days with the Quints...they bless me greatly! August 5-8th I will have orientation with the school and then on the 8th we leave the country. I am taking it one day at a time and continuing to ask God to give me courage in my inner man to take this leap of faith! I actually still need $3,000 by August 1st, so if anyone wants to give you can just write a check out to the Malachi Network and mail it to PO Box 35712, Kansas City, MO 64134 (on a separate note indicate it's for me) They will then direct deposit the money into my bank account! :) The Lord has made a way thus far so I believe He will get me there! Sometimes I find my heart getting weary at trusting Him, BUT He has never failed me, so that gives me strength. Thank you to everyone who loves me and supports means more to me then you know. I will do my best to keep this blog updated and I will post pictures as soon as I get some good ones. Thanks for following me and going with me on this journey!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Challenging the comfort zone...

The time has come for me to leave the place of comfort and run with Jesus! I will be leaving Kansas City in 4 days! I am seriously grieving this season change, but excited about what lies ahead. My heart loves so deeply and the people that have been in my life for the past 7 years mean so much to me. I know its not the end of relationships and friendships, but it is an end to a beautiful season. My journey in the Lord has grown so much and I know I will never be the same person. What has taken place in my heart over the past 7 years are critical for this next adventure. My faith is about to be tested and will I believe that His banner over my life is truly LOVE? Will I be confident that walking with Jesus on the water will be better then being in the boat without Him? These questions fill my mind, but deep within my spirit I know the answer is a LOUD YES! I have to daily declare that I TRUST MY GOOD SHEPHERD! He is faithful to me and has NEVER let me down. He is making a way when there seems to be no way...Oh how I love HIM! It is time for love to be awakened in my heart and it is the LORD disturbing me! He wants my heart mature in love and taking this leap of faith really will be the test! There is such an excitement in my heart, but I honestly think that moving to the Philippines is going to be one of the hardest decisions I have had to make. If you think of me pray that I would continue to have courage in my heart to trust Him with all my life!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Transition coming really soon...

In about 6 weeks I will be graduating from IHOPU with a certificate from the Forerunner Justice Program! It has been such an adventure...a year ago while in my 3rd year with the Justice Program the idea of moving to the inner city of Kansas City for our 4th year of school was presented to us. This idea was completely off my radar and never would of imagined that I would do it. Little did I know that decision was going to transition me into one of the most exciting adventures of my life thus far! In May 2010 I moved from a really comfortable house near IHOP to the inner city in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Kansas City. It was extremely hard! The year is almost over and my whole idea of the inner city has changed. It is not what people think it is. I love the inner city! Hope City is right down from my apartment and I know that the prayers that are going up are actually making a difference. I will be leaving in July, but my hope is to move back into the inner city when I get done with my midwifery training.

July will be here soon...
I am currently doing all that I know to raise $11,225 before August 1st and reach the goal of raising $900 in monthly support for my midwifery training in the Philippines. This is one of the largest amounts of money that I have ever raised, but my heavenly Father is SO RICH and I will continually remind my little heart that He will provide for me! If you are interested in partnering with Him in this please do so! :) I look forward to using this blog to keep everyone posted on what the Lord is doing in me and through me. Please pray for me if you think about it. I am need of a lot of grace right now to finish strong with my IHOPU schooling and prepare to leave the country for two years. I do feel a little overwhelmed, but my prayer is that I would be led to the ROCK that is higher than I.