Serving & Growing

Hello! Wow, it feels like this past month has gone by so quickly. Thank you for your continual prayers and encouragement. Though short, this month has been full indeed. I am grateful for all the ways I have been able to serve and grow during my internship with Saving Grace. Our classes continually remind me how little I know, yet they push forward with a great desire to learn. 

After Mission Study talks. 

I have been blessed to be able to step up and come alongside our children’s ministry leader, Nicole. I have been loving serving in the nursery as well as with the toddlers and now I can serve and love them in a bit of a new way. Nicole and I prayed and both felt the Lord putting it on our hearts to partner up to better serve God’s kiddos. I will continue serving but now I will be helping with little lessons and songs, as well as being available to lend a helping hand each Sunday. I mostly will be the feet on the ground to see how we can make things run smoother or encourage our other willing servants. I am so excited to be able to learn from Nicole as she works so hard with the sweetest, most gentle spirit; I find it an honor to help her in anyway she should ask. 

“Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

Another cool opportunity I had this month was to serve at our bimonthly Missions Fellowship. I always attend and try to lend a helpful hand but this month I was able to help much more and for me that was such a blessing. I went early to prepare, cook and of course pray 100 times that there would be enough food and that people would be blessed. It truly is a sweet thing to serve others and watch them be blessed by the Lord. I pray God gives me His heart for people, so I can better love and serve them. These Missions Fellowships keep my heart stirred to go out to places where people have not heard the name of Jesus and who do not know the love and grace I have been given so freely. I am thankful for this gathering and all the things I learn from it. 

Fun times at Missions Study

God also made the way for me to go to the CBI Bible College. I went with 3 Saving Grace Missionaries, Aaron, Jena, and their sweet baby girl Lily. The drive to the College was such a blessing as they shared stories about villages, people serving the Lord in hard to reach places and better ways I can pray for South Asia. It was just cool to have good conversations and good laughs and be stirred for Missions. When we got to CBI Aaron taught a class on Missions and got into the word, I was so blessed to be there and to talk to a few of the students about stepping out and trusting the Lord. 

Aaron, Jena, and I at CBI

Thank you for coming alongside me as I do my best to walk after the Lord and His plans for me.

Prayer Request: 

  • As the Lord continues to stir my heart for South Asia, please pray for His guidance and my faith in His perfect plan. 
  • Please pray that I would grow in knowledge, understanding and memorization of the Bible. 
  • Please pray that I would be a light and a witness to my boss. 

Praise Reports:

  • God has kept His hand on my roommates and my health. Last month was craaazy with exposure, still God is faithful. Thank you for your prayers.
  • I have been able to reach out and encourage my boss. She seems to have an open heart to the Gospel. 
  • I am thankful for the new opportunities to grow and serve others.
  • Praise the Lord for His love and grace He pours on us.