Thursday, May 10, 2012

Beyond Understanding

I don't even know where to begin. I am really, truly going to Nepal and India to share the Gospel. In one month, I will be training with my team and then getting on a plane to go to the other side of the world. I remember when I first brought up the idea of going on this mission trip. I eased into it with my sister first, and she thought it was a great idea, but was pretty certain that I wouldn't be going. Then I talked to my mom. Her response was that she would miss me and that I needed to talk to my father. So then I had to work up the courage to actually get the words out of my mouth so he could hear them and consider them. When I finally did, he laughed. The idea was that crazy.
But now, over $5,500 later and a thousand ways God has stretched not only my faith, but that of my parents, I am going. This is a huge step for us all. It isn't easy for my parents to let me go, and it won't be easy for me to be away from them for so long. But beyond the struggles of going, I am more exited at this moment than anything else. Again and again I try to wrap my mind around the fact that I am going but I am not sure it will fully hit me until I step on that plane on June 11th.
Because of the blessing that facebook is (even though half the time I truly dislike facebook), I have been able to get to know some of my team members and hear their stories of God's faithfulness, and the way God has brought them to where they are. My prayer is that none of us forget this time in our lives, that we would remember how God worked and how amazing it all was and is. Over 30 people have had to raise over $5,000 in funds to be able to go to Nepal and India, and many others are goingto other countries all over the world with the Gospel (like my friend Kara!).
Can you imagine what God has planed for us this summer? If He has just poured Himself out like this and given us everything we need to be able to get to TX for training, He must have huge plans for us.
I need prayer. If you think about it, could you offer up some words on my behalf to the Lord of this world, this universe?
Thanks friends. Remember, that God is faithful. We are unfaithful. God's plans are good. We don't always understand them.
Romans 11:33-36
Oh the depth of the riches, of the wisdom and knowledge of God.
How unsearchable, His judgments. How unknowable, His ways.
Who knows the mind of our God? And who can bring counsel to Him? Who has given to God, that God should repay? For from Him, to Him, through Him is everything. To God be the glory forever and ever. Amen.