For the past months I have basically planned to stay put for a while. I figured I would work and take a few classes over the summer. I was hoping to finish school earlier and be in somewhat of a good financial situation where I can do full-time missions after graduations….
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.-Psalms 19:21
My plans have not worked accordingly thus far so I’m not sure why I even continue to make them haha.
I’m moving schools next year. I will (prayerfully) be entering in a Nursing Program Fall 2013. Who knows God may mix things up on me again…
That being said, it turns out that there is no need for me to take summer classes. I said to myself “I can work full-time and make extra money.” Good plan I thought. Nope. One of my teammates from this summer text me and after our “how are you” conversations she told me that she is moving to the Philippines in June…for two year!!! I didn’t see it coming but at the same time I wasn’t surprised at the way God has worked in her life. I was overjoyed and incredibly happy for her! I replied “I WANT TO COME!” she said “I want you to come with me!”
That’s when the clouds opened and the sun beams shone down on me!!…Okay so it wasn’t that dramatic but I realized that I had no obligations this summer (besides earning money..but that can wait). I knew I could not go for a full two months like I did last summer…but a month would be wonderful. My mind went crazy with planning out flights, coming up with money, and talking to the director of Gentle Hands…oh and breaking the news to my parents.
I was sure this was the right choice when I email the director of Gentle Hands to ask about coming to work again and she replied “IN A HEART BEAT! COME!!!!”
After my rush of excitement and energy I started thinking about it…and realized I need to pray about it and make sure this is what the Lord wanted for me and not what I wanted for me…
I came to the conclusion that I would start fund-raising…but not like I did last time. I decided not to write support letters but instead work for the money. I’m trying to come up with more creative ways to earn the money. If I raised the money I will go. If I don’t raise the money I will send ever last penny of it to Gentle Hands. I’m praying that I will be able to raise the money and extra money to give to Gentle Hands as well.
My mom says “Hannah, you know there are places just like that in America?”Yes I do know that..but I have a heart to go. There are so many people who do not have the same desire in their heart to go like I do. Therefore, they can stay and use their abilities here… As for me, I will go.
Whenever and wherever God opens the door for me
My first fundraiser. $10 handmade Christmas ornaments. Thank you to everyone who has been so gracious to buy and support me!
BY THE WAY THESE THREE BABES HAVE BEEN ADOPTED! PRAISE GOD!
Pray from their life journeys and their new forever family.
Pray for forever families for the other children. Pray for Gentle Hands.
Pray for my friend Chylsea who is moving to the Philippines for two years.
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.-Lamentations 3:22-23