Sunday, February 18, 2007

It's official!

Well folks, I am officially a Latin America Mission missionary appointee. Wow that's a mouthful. Things are getting really exciting around here. I'm currently trying to find the best way to go about getting a visa for Colombia. There are several different options and its a very complicated process. I'm not the first to do this though and I won't be the last, so God knows what needs to happen!
I am sending out my prayer and support letters this next week. That is a very prayer-filled process as I need to raise quite a bit of support in a short period of time. The amount I'm raising generally takes nine months to a full year to raise and I only have six months! I truly believe that the Lord is going to provide for this and I know that its going to be amazing to watch Him bring it all together.
The car is still up for sale. I haven't had much activity from the Internet and catalog advertisements. Hopefully it'll pick up because the sooner I can check that off my long to-do list, the better!
On a more personal note, I've been studying Proverbs in my prayer time. I have read this book before and mom and I were recently discussing how the Bible always offers something new. Proverbs is full of encouragement. I always feel so refreshed after reading. I told mom that its like a glass of cold water when my mouth is dry. Silly right? But she reminded me that God's word is the bread of life and quenches a thirsty soul. Through this process of going into full-time missions, I am so encouraged that God's word is very much alive. It brings me back to why I'm going in the first place.