I am in Truro, as a tyoe this. I have arrived, unpack and moved in. The last few days have gone by so fast I have not even had time to blink and bam its done. I am here. I am not going to lie it feels very surreal. I am so busy at the moment with getting to know the group and unpacking I feel like I have no extra time. I want to give myself some time to settle before I am blogging away at this like a dirty shirt :)
On a short note that brings a smile to my face. today I was asked if God answers prayer. My immediate response was yes absolutely. Tonight our ywam team was trying to jumpstart the ywam van so that we could move it. Me and my housemate Janine, were sitting in the back on the van having some life chats as the boys worked on the engine and getting the car started. After waiting for awhile and not being able to start the car we all starting praying. In our own ways, each a little different. We were able to start this car which has been in storage for 2 years tonight. God answered our prayers as we waited in the back of this van. If God cares enough about starting our van I am amazed to unravel my own worth through him!
I have found that fundraising is a very hard process. It can be extremely awkward to ask for money, or to feel like you are pushing an agenda. I have learned alot about prayer but then at the same time understanding that I have a part to do as well.
I like the story of the man that is constantly on his kness asking God to win the lottery. He prays this daily saying, “God please,please let me win the lottery.” After a few month of him praying the same thing he again is on his knees. The next time he asks God leans down and says to him, “please, please buy a ticket.”
I have found throughout this fundraising that many a times I am being asked to buy that ticket. Its been a long and frusturating process at times but it has required full trust. I have 3/4 to still raise and I find myself on my kness asking God for a lot these days.
Thanks you to all of you who have supported me thus far. Its been a journey and I am excited to continue on this path. Its been hard to write as I find I am so busy getting things ready to go off in two weeks time! I will try my best so please keep checking this blog!
Most of the time when people think of mission trips they think that they start the minute their foot touches a plane. I know that when I step on a train to go to Nova Scotia or a plane to go to Thailand that God will do wonders in my heart. But I also know that He has started that now. As I fundraise and get ready to go. So here it is. The jouney starts now.