Big Changes Ahead! Writing a blog title like that- it gets people interested. What are the changes? You want to know. I thought about writing a title like so many popular links that show up on Facebook: Woman Circumvents the Globe and you won’t BELIEVE what happens next… Click the link for the story! But since you’re already here, reading this, I guess that wasn’t necessary.
The point I am trying to make, though, is that things are changing. God has stirred up my heart to move in a new direction. Many of you know, but for those that don’t, I am currently transitioning out of staffing at YWAM Newcastle. This has been an emotionally difficult decision, like most life-changing choices. It has been, and continues to be, one of those seasons where one day I am excited and thrilled for what is next, and the next day I wish I was staying with my friends here in a job I know how to do.
But, even through those ups and downs I have heard God speaking very gently to my heart. Not to be afraid, to trust, to let go of control and of security. And so I know that what lies ahead, though it may be more difficult, will also be full of rewards.
So what lies on the road ahead?
First, I will be attending a YWAM school in Mendocino Coast, California, called the School of Supernatural Missions. This school is going to be focused on evangelism, and I hope that through attending it, I will have an even deeper understanding of what God is moving me into next. I will be at the YWAM base in California most of March- May, and then will join my fellow students and our staff for an outreach in Norway, during August and September.
Second, I will be spending time with my family and friends in the States this year, getting to know my nephews more and visiting with, hopefully, many of you who have supported and encouraged me through this season.
Third, I will be making plans for an eventual move to Nicaragua, hopefully in early 2017. For those of you that have followed my journey in missions through this blog, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you that my desire to partner with God in the nations has only increased during my time in YWAM. This has led me to Central America time and time again, and this last year to Nicaragua. This is where I feel led now, to continue in missions in a “full-time outreach” capacity. Part of my time at home will be nailing down exactly what this looks like, so stay tuned for updates!
It probably isn’t hard to BELIEVE what is happening next in my life, but I would love your continued partnership with me during this time. I need a lot of prayer, and honestly, a lot of encouragement too. Thank you so much!
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