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Another Chapter Begins…..

December 10, 2008

Christmas Tree Farm

After seeing my mother’s great recovery from back surgery and having a wonderful Thanksgiving, I am amazed that Christmas is here.  The latest field trip I experienced was different for me.  A trip to the Christmas trip farm it was and we actually picked out a tree and cut it down.  It was amazing!!  Another new thing I am getting to do in my life.  I wanted to write a little about what I stepping into for 2009.  For the last 5 years, I have been following hard after God and His plan for me.  My 1st missions trip was to Sri Lanka and on that trip, I heard a voice at 3:00 in the morning saying that I needed to teach those children how to read.  Also, on this trip, my brother and his wife,founders of MAP 10/40, shared their vision of having an orphanage/widows home in Sri Lanka.  From this experience, I believe God is calling me to teach with a missionary heart  in the 10/40 window.  I have been praying about this for a long time and an opportunity has presented itself as I have registered to attend a job fair in Bangkok, Thailand(which I think is kind of neat since I was just there this summer). Since registering, I have several schools from Asia contact me and would like to set up interviews.  So far, I will be interviewing with principals from schools in China, Thailand and of course, Sri Lanka.  All with jobs beginning in August 2009. Please pray with me in agreement that I will have a job teaching in Sri Lanka where our hub base for Map 10/40 is going to be planted.   For this trip, I plan to travel January 1-11.  I will attend the job fair to see if this is what God has for me and once again minister with my good friend Jamiee Silva, teaching English in Bangkok slums and in International Christian Assembly church.  I am so excited, I don’t know what to do with myself.    Please pray for strength, grace and favor for me as the thought of actually going and living abroad alone has hit home and I have the case of  extreme butterflies:) well, nausea to be exact but it is getting better due to the fact that I know that I will never, ever be left alone!!  Pray also for financial covering.  I have done some calculations and I’m expecting this trip to cost me $2000 along with missing some days from work.  If you would like to help financially, it would be a great blessing.  All you have to do is go to www.map1040.com and donate, noting the gift is for me.  Please send me an email and let me know also so I can keep track.  Thanks so much for your prayers and please keep me updated on how you are as well…Love you much