Thursday, January 17, 2008


Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for Us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” –Isaiah 6:8 NIV

Last night at Fusion, mission trip flyers were passed out. At exactly the right time, too. God has such a way of having the perfect timing. =]

Throughout the past 3 weeks, I have been reading Journey of Hope by Lurline McDaniel, and Red Letters by Tom Davis. Both of these books are rooted in the stories and situations of the African people. The people that have my heart. The people that I have never met, but already hold a special place in my heart.

So as the informational meeting, application process, passports, and shots are all approaching, Isaiah 6:8 will be my prayer. Maybe the Lord doesn't want me to go to Africa this summer, maybe He wants me to wait. But I know he wants me to go somewhere. And that makes me smile. I can't wait to see what He's got in store!

We leave for Winter Retreat tomorrow. After months and months of prayer, it is finally here. I could not be more excited. From prayer meetings in hallways, to Elevate weekend, to playing hide and seek with the Oates girls, God has moved huge mountains. Man, the power of prayer. I never grow tired of the Lord being so breathtaking. We are finally a family. We are standing up after months of being on the ground. We aren't standing up on our own. We've got a family now. A family with a Heavenly Father that loves us, and has plans for our lives. Plans that start tomorrow.

I can't wait. =]


Shelia said...

Hey, cutie! Welcome to the blogosphere. So glad I will get to keep up with you even though I'm not seeing you as much these days. I hope Winter Retreat is mind blowing. Thanks for the link. I'm linking you back. :)

faeninamaxine said...

And really, we'll both be praying this one.

I luff you!

bananababy said...

Hey 'paintbrush' : ) My name is Hannah; Tom Davis (author of Red Letters) is my brother in law (I'm an orphan, so he also is like a dad)... and so I thought it was fun that you added his book to your favorites. : ) Smiles. Tom is actually in Africa right now, leading a trip of about 30 people who don't even know what they're in for! They are in Swaziland, the highest rate of HIV/ AIDS infection rate on the continent. I was there last summer with Tom, his wife (my sister), and their 5 little kids. I have to say, Paintbrush, you ABSOLUTELY MUST GO!! There is nothing like it! Anyhow, you can email me if you have any questions; maybe i can help. : )
With joy,