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Radical, Different, Extraordinary....still exists.

OH MY WORD! God has presented to me something HUGE. Oh top of going to Haiti in June, I have also been given an opportunity to go to Uganda with Unchanging Truth Ministry International. Being all caught up in the excitement I said "YES," and then someone really close to me made me think about it more, research it more and basically just use my brain. Well, I did that....God has reassured me that this is what His plans for me are. I am nervous, scared, speechless, overwhelmed-yet at peace. I am stressing out about the details, but over all I am ecstatic to see what God has in store for me.
I am reading "Kisses from Katie" by Katie Davies a girl who moved to Uganda when she was 18 and has been living there, she started an orphanage there, and now has 14 children that she has adopted. (i began reading this book a few months ago) I've always admired her! She has relied on God for everything, and when she didn't God opened her eyes! She has a huge heart for the orphans and widows, and I just in awe of all that the Lord has accomplished through her. (If you have a chance CHECK HER OUT!) Well, on this trip to Uganda, I get to meet her. I get to serve kids, I get to be a part of VBS, I get to meet people who have the same goal as me, who share the same passion as me. Our team will be a part of a women's conference and the men will be hosting a men's conference, and then there is VBS. I am beyond thrilled because God is showing me where my heart is at. (not saying that Uganda is where my heart is, but with the orphans, the beloved children of God)

I am definitely not as prepared as I need to be, even not so prepared for Haiti, God is teaching me through all of this that it is not an easy task to serve Him, it is not an easy task to be somewhere you've never been before. I am experiencing many emotions-that's why I run to the Lord. I CAN'T do it on my own. I am in desperate need of Him! To somewhat spiritually prepare myself, i just have been reading Scripture, reading Katie's book, researching the ministry-seems like I am doing all i can, but i know there is always more! At times I feel like this is an impossible task and I can't do it all..but GOD spoke to me through Katie's book saying that "with Him everything is possible"-Matthew 19:26, that "I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength"-Philippians 4:13, I was called to "learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow"-Isaiah 1:17. And God said to me " So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;"-Isaiah 41:10. I am encouraged by this. As I step out to serve Him with Haiti being my training, and Uganda being a stepping stone for what will come next, I NEED YOUR PRAYERS! I NEED YOUR COUNSEL! My spirit is willing, my heart is leaping for joy, but my mind is stressing!

I serve a God who has done amazing, radical, different, extraordinary things through Moses, Noah, Joshua, Peter, Paul, ESTHER, RUTH, David, Jonah, MARY-I mean the list goes on and on....Katie, in her book said that she believed that God does CRAZY things through us all the time, through those whom love Him and desire to serve Him! People might think you're crazy, and I don't blame them! But my GOD is AN AWESOME GOD! All powerful and Mighty to do extraordinary things through ordinary people like me.

Haiti is already an experience in its self and as God prepares my heart for this, He will be preparing my heart for Uganda as well! GUYS IT'S CRAZY!

Here's Katie's Video: check it out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGyYsA62CxY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfXgCx3f_1c&feature=related

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