Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Guatemala Bound With Dimes

Hello again...
It seems like it has been a while since my thoughts have been poured onto the screen. In case you missed it, this space of the world wide web is now "Wandering Hearts" and my younger sister will be contributing her face share of content for all of you lovely people to read. She is a brilliant writer and a future med school student - trust me when I say she is a wonderful addition to the team. Onto what's happening in JULY -

Saturday morning, I will be leaving to spend a week in Guatemala at Hope of Life International - I don't have much on info to share besides the fact that I rarely take a trip without something going awry so, please be in prayer for the team!  

So many of you have asked about our sweet Ashley {in Zambia} and she is doing well! We have been able to talk on the phone several times and we get pictures and texts frequently. THANK YOU for the prayers and for asking, I speak from experience when I say there is nothing like  having a strong community to back you on an extended trip such as this. 

I have been preparing for Guatemala under the radar and I feel like their trip has snuck up on me. Between working and summer school, there was really no time to think about it until THIS WEEK! No, I'm not panicking but I have succeed in making several lists and completing none of them - it's crunch time people! 

Since our family has been supporting Ashley on her African adventure, I did not have a chance to fund raise for my upcoming trip to Guatemala. I had my fun several summer ago raising funds for a cross-globe journey and I knew that I would be able to fund my own trip to Central America this time around. 

I never cease to be amazed at the Lord's provision and the lessons he teaches me. 
If you aren't part of a resale page on FaceBook, then you should be - I think every town has one. Over the years, we have purged our house many times always finding multiple bags of things to haul to goodwill. Gone are the days of giving away your beautiful goods when you can sell them - it's an online garage sale! I just have to take a moment and give a shout out to all the wonderful people that bought my stuff - You are sending me to Guatemala! Through this cleaning out process, God has taught me so much about letting go - stuff is just stuff and you can't take it with you when you go. Memories are worth so much more than all the junky things holding me back in life, literally and spiritually. His provision has rocked my world and I know this trip will mean so much more to me than the 3 dresses that have been hanging in my closet for 5 years and I just couldn't let go..

So now begins the journey, nickel and dime-ing my way to Central America! 

1 comment:

  1. I love to read about how you are sacrificing in order to go. There is nothing wrong with fund raising, but I love how you funded this trip yourself by sacrifice. I love that! So excited for you as this trip approaches! :)


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