Hi friends and family!
I am back in Yorba Linda! I was extremely blessed to have been able to spend time with my family. Leaving them this time prior to other times was hard. My time there felt like it was slipping out of my hands and the days were coming sooner when it was time for me to leave. Something God showed me in the midst of being there was that it is so important to cherish those precious moments with your loved ones and not take it for granted because you never know if that will be your last time. This made me appreciate my time with them and love on them, especially my mom because I adore her and we have such a close relationship.
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.~ James 1:2-4 NKJV ~
On my drive back to Yorba Linda I had a time of allowing God to speak to me. In the quietness, I looked over to my right as I drove passed a field and God reminded me of His promise from Matthew 13:8. Well, since being back it has been a time of full dependency on Him in two areas. First, that I am away from my family and two that His promise isn’t going to be fulfilled over night. Oh, how I would love for His promise to be fulfilled in me already but, there is a process. The process is sanctification and growth and it is very refining to say the least, but it has caused me to run to the Lord so quickly. I try not to get frustrated in the fact that I want to have the sanctification and growth a 10 year old devoted Christian has as I am coming to my 3 years of being a Christian. So silly. But thank God for His grace! God’s work takes time and I need to be patient to not rush it.
On another note, School Of Missions is starting in a couple of days and I am so excited! It is crazy that my season of being Pastor Tim’s assistant is coming to an end now that CSOM is starting. Working at the office has been a blessing. Throughout these months I have been able to connect with the CSOM students, pray for them and help them through the process of completing tasks. I have had some amazing conversations with the girls and I am so eager to see them all face to face.
>>>THANK YOU ALL, for your prayers and partnering with me financially. I am at 36% out of 100 from my goal. School of Missions is paid off! WOW! God is so faithful and I have faith CBI Israel and the vision tour to the Middle East (to be with the missions team my church sent out a few months ago) will soon be paid off as well.
- Praise God for his continual provision
- Praise God for allowing me to spend time with my family
- Praise God for giving me the strength to remain sober
- Pray that I would see God’s goodness in the midst of trials
- Pray for safe travels as we drive to Mexico
- Pray for the students that they would be fully surrendered to God and His plans
- Pray for the staff that we would be yielded to the Holy Spirit and serve wholeheartedly