Since May, I can only attribute the ways that my life has been changing and the way that miracles have been happening to God. This summer has brought about a lot of change for me. Leaving boarding school and saying “see you later” to a lot of my friends was when it first hit me that I am moving on to a new chapter in my life. September is bringing about a huge commitment, but it is also an amazing opportunity.
However, not until later this summer did I realized that God is truly calling me, pulling me, to Cape Verde. As of today, I know that I am fully funded for this journey! Friends and family have donated in abundance and I am so grateful for how God has blessed me through all of their generosity.
As you’re reading, you may be wondering why I keep attributing these things to God, and why I am not just grateful for how my these people have shown their love for me by giving. Honestly, the only thing I know to say is that I fully expected to have to take all of the money which I have earned waiting tables this summer to finance this mission. I would have been reliant on my own strength and abilities and through providing all of this money I fully believe that God is showing me that the path I am taking is the one for which he has called me and will continue to support me.
I believe that God is calling me to take risks, to trust that he will provide, and to believe the promise that all things will work together for good. Even in uncertainty, when I doubt that there is any plan and my ability to control outcomes is nonexistent, God has a plan for my life and he is already proving that.
All this is uncharacteristically optimistic of me, I will admit. But, right now I am holding onto this moment so that when this journey gets harder (and I have been told it will likely seem impossible at times) I can look back and see how God has provided.
To all my friends and family: thank you again for your generosity and support. Please keep me in your prayers as I prepare myself spiritually and continue to realize God’s calling for my life.
1 Corinthians 13