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Archive for July, 2009

God keeps me going!

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

 

God has blessed me by giving me the love for what He has called me to do. He has given me the gift of doing and serving. When I realized that my calling involves Central Africa my heart just bursts with joy! Think of being told that you have to eat more of your favorite food to stay healthy. That is how I feel about Bangui, CAR.

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And just like not eating, not being in Bangui leaves me feeling drained and weak. But just like you have different options to maintain your health I have different foods to keep me going it’s just isn’t what’s best for me. Please pray that I will do what God wants me to do now.

 

I am working full time and am enjoying it. The kids are so precious and sometimes just need a hug! It’s also cool being able to work with my friends.

 

God has also provided me a good precepts Bible study to attend.  Learning this method will is great because it’s like adding in math – once I learn the concept I can do it anywhere anytime!

 

He has also blessed me with a awesome friendship with Jessica. Jessica grew up in Africa and speaks French. We have a lot in common and it’s cool to talk to somebody who has been there, done that. Plus Jessica is helping me with some French. We try to get together and go over some verbs. That works some of the time. Usually we just hang out and include some French in whatever we are doing. The other night we talked about menus, waitresses, napkins, salt and pepper, and other dining terms. Last week we watched “The Sound of Music” in French. That was fun! It’s getting me excited about learning French!

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I am working with GBIM on options for my French language study next year. Being immersed will be the best way to learn. Our first choice is in Lyon, France. There is a GBC church there which will be great to get involved with! I will be taking classes at the Alliance Franchise. I will keep you updated on anything I hear. Thanks for praying!

 

I am still working on raising support and have two speaking engagements this month.  Please pray that God will give me the words to say and will continue to open doors. I need about $3200 a month. If you are feeling led to give please let me know and I can give you more information.

 

A thought –

 

Happiness keeps you sweet,

Trials keep you strong,

Sorrows keep you human,

Failures keep you humble,

Success keeps you glowing,

But only God keeps you going!

 

Thanks for your prayers!