Well, I totally missed the month of August! It was a busy month with work, preparation, and time with family and friends! I can't believe that I will almost be in Thailand at this time next week! I'm excited, nervous, and know that I have a pile of things to do before I leave! So, yes, this is another thing that I can mark off my checklist- but it is also a very important one!
God has been so gracious to me through this process. I have doubted His faithfulness so many times and each time He's been reminding me that He is in control! Knowing that I had such a short time-frame to work made me stress out more than I should have, but God is showing me that He works things out quickly too! The financial blessings have been awesome! I have also been blown away with how many opportunities this trip has given me to talk to others about the love and mercy of Christ. It has opened doors to conversations that would not have been possible before! I thank God for the awesome people He has put in my life this summer to encourage me and lift me up in prayer whether they live near or far! I love that I have two churches surrounding me in love and prayer! As I start packing tomorrow, I will be thanking God for every person that has been praying for me and will pray for me. I know this will not be easy. I know I will grow a lot. The growth I've experience these past two months have been enormous and humbling. If I gain anything through this trip I hope it is an awareness of the presence of God and the power of prayer. Thank you all for praying for me. I'll keep you posted!