Saturday, April 21, 2012
Hey ya'all! So, I heard someone couldn't access my blog and so I figured I better post a short blip to let you know I'm alive! I'm looking forward to the relief that accompanies graduation 3 weeks from today. My parents will be coming down and, though I have a LOT of stuff to do before then, I'm excited to think about it! God has been so gracious this last semester in my college years! He's stretched me and molded me in more ways than I thought possible. When I first came to CIU, I prayed that God would help me to not be one of those seniors who leave full of pride- thinking they know all there is to know. And God sure answered that one!!! It's been a humble path and I'm seeing all the practical, spiritual, and emotional problems I have and need to continue to work on if I am going to be successful as a missionary in the near future. I've had so many opportunities to talk about Thailand- I never dreamed how God would use my experience to open up conversations about Christ and opportunities to educate Christians about the world outside the walls of the United States. Classes have been challenging, I've learned much. Pray that I will finish well. I'm tired and many times I'm tempted to give up, throw in the towel, quit. But I am so close... Thank you all for the prayers! I'm sorry I haven't posted as much as I should have. God's been working on my heart too deeply sometimes. Continue to hold those in Thailand up in your prayers. For the Dia Yuan people, for Pastor Tee and Matsee, for Greg and Corrine as they are expecting a little girl soon, for Kio and Aom (she's expecting also!) and my teacher Kio and her family. So many people... so many ministries... so many opportunities for your prayers to change the world! Pray for the Brittan family. I don't think I told you about them, but they own a goat farm that I stayed at for a few days. One of their barns fell down in a windstorm and they are trying to repair the damage- thankfully no one was hurt. It's hard to see someone go through so much when they've been so faithful to the Lord- but then, that is where God is at work the most! Thank you all!
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