Monday, May 16, 2011
We Have Our Passports!
We have our passports! Praying for God to provide the money for us to go to Jamaica has been a big part of the whole process, which started a year ago when my mother and I first started talking about going to Jamaica.
When we first discussed the possibility of going to Jamaica, it seemed like a far off idea. A thought that one day, Lord willing, we would go to Jamaica. But now that We are leaving in less than two months, I should be able to grasp the reality of going. I still cannot. I am thrilled, but I don't feel it is actually going to happen. I probably won't until we are sitting on our plane flying to Jamaica!
But back to prayer. Without prayer, we wouldn't be where we are now. One day, a few months ago, I was praying about our trip and asking God to provide all the money that would be needed for us to go. I wanted Him to provide for us so we knew it was not our own strength. After praying about the financial aspect of our trip, I started talking to my mom about our needed passports.
Obviously when you leave the country, you have to have a U.S. Passport. And they are expensive. We started looking for applications to fill out and figuring out how much it would cost. (We had raised some money at that point, and had enough for our passports at the time.) Once we stopped talking about it and got back to school, my grandma came up stairs and asked us if we would need passports for our trip. Without even hearing our conversation! I told her yes, we would need passports. That we were just getting our applications filled out. She responded, "Well, that's what I am going to pay for. I'll pay for your passports. Is that enough support from me?" Wow.
God is good. That's the least I can say!
Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."