Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Headed Out!

Friday, of this week, my great adventure will begin! In a sense, it has already begun since I am currently packing all of my possessions into two suitcases - definitely and adventure in and of it's self. Everytime I share my new and exciting adventure with people, the first question out of their mouths is: "Are you scared?" To be honest, the first time I got this question it kind of caught me off guard. I had never really thought about my new adventure as something to be scared about. All I keep thinking is how exciting and thrilling it will be! That sweet innocent question though has given me many moments of thinking and now I reply with a confident "no". Not that I don't think I will be challenged over the next two years; because I will be, and probably more than I can even fathom. But that is exactly the reason I picked this school in the first place. I want to be challenged, I want to be put outside of my comfort zone, and most of all, I want to be brought to a place where I have no choice but to fully rely on God.

Thank you all for your many generous gifts contributed to help me become a missionary midwife. I have been completely floored by all the ways God has provided for this first semester! He has been showing me just how much He provides for me - and I am not even in the Philippines yet! Incase you missed the link, you can read more about my mission to the Philippines here.

My prayer requests as I head out into a whole new world in a few days:

  • That I won't forget my quiet time with God. I know my life will be going through a lot of crazy changes, but I have found that if my time with God is constant, all the rest of life comes into perspective.
  • That I will form deep bonds with my fellow classmates, and we will all encourage and love on one another as we all begin the same journey together!
  • Orientation over the next week will go smoothly, and will be the time of adjustment I may need.
  • I will let myself feel the emotions. Sometimes when overwhelming things happen to me I tend to go into "robot" mode. Even if it's hard sometimes, I want to let myself feel all of the emotions that come with moving away from home, and moving to a different country. 
  • That I will be a blessing to all of my new friends, co-workers, and anyone else whom I may meet along the way!

I do not know when  I will be able to update you next. It may be from the Philippines! If that is the case, then see you on the other side of world!



1 comment:

TexasPete65 said...

I've know your parents many years, but have never met you except through your Mom's postings. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as you start this new life journey. As we say in Chinese, "Yi lu ping an" have a safe journey. Fair winds and following seas as you journey to the PI.

Pete Siegel
San Antonio TX