Palm trees rustling in the breeze.
75 degrees of perfect bliss next to a poolside.
A starry night sky lit up with exploding fireworks.
The joyous noises of a nation celebrating their freedom.
That was my beginning.
I have begun a new chapter of my life. It is beyond scary and requires such a level of trust in my Savior that I have no other option. But then I remember that this life is not my own. It is so unbelievably humbling. I regret that I only have one life to give. I do not want to live a life of routine, 1st world problems, and selfish thoughts. I desire to live a life of freedom, a life of servanthood, and a life that shows Christ through every word and deed. My life would be meaningless otherwise.I truly believe that I will be fulfilled by nothing other than following my Redeemer.
I have prayed some dangerous prayers lately. God has been so faithful in fulfilling them. I guess that is the dangerous part. When you tell God to break your heart for what breaks His and that you will give everything and nothing less, He hears you. And He moves fast.
I took my first missions trip in December of 2016. I fell in love with the kids and the ministry. Our last evening there was New Year’s Eve and I had the beautiful privilege of celebrating 2017 surrounded by an amazing group of people. Haiti’s Independence Day also coincides with New Year’s Day creating one mass party. I drank in every single moment of it.
It was this same night that God told me some news I was not expecting. I had already decided that I would make plans to return for another trip, but because of financial reasons and other logistics, I thought it would make the most sense to wait a year and go back in Christmas of 2017. God had other plans. As usual.
I am returning to Kingdom Kids Homes on July 1st. It will be exactly 6 months to the day that I left Haiti.
I have been saving and working to pay for this trip but some new expenses have come to light. I cannot pay for this trip alone and God is teaching me a valuable and humbling lesson through that.
I need your help. I cannot get to Haiti on my own dime, as much as I would love to. So I ask for your support. Whether it be $5, $10, or $100, I appreciate each donation. If it is not financially possible at this time, I ask for your prayers. I am so deeply grateful for every single prayer. I know that this trip would not be possible without funds, but I also acknowledge that it would not be possible without prayer. For those who would like to help in a financial way, here’s how:
I am asking you to adopt-a-box.
Here is how it works:
- Pick a box (number).
- Donate that amount (number in the box) in one of two ways.
Online: http://www.kingdomkidshomes.org/new-page-1/ and put my name in the missionary designation line.
Mail: write the check to Kingdom Kids Homes and put my name on the memo line. It can be sent to: PO Box 984 Troy, MI 48099.
3. Let me know what number you picked, your name, and favorite color. I will fill in the box you adopted with your name and color.