Monday, April 30, 2007

Follow Me To New Zealand

7:15 PM
To my regular blog readers,

I write to you with great excitement. A once in a lifetime opportunity has presented itself, and I am experiencing God's hand all over it. I have the chance to minister in New Zealand for the summer as a servant leader on an Adventures In Missions Real Life Trip. It is a 9week trip (June 9th - August 9th), which is longer than any other mission trip I've been on, but I'm excited about the chance to be involved in a ministry with some investment. Our team will include 6 other young women (ages 18 - 22), which will be great for team bonding and unity.

Auckland, which has the most prostitutes in the entire country. What an opportunity to show God's love to those who have been robbed of true love. Since 2003, prostitution and brothel-keeping have been legal, which has caused the amount of under age prostitutes to rise dramatically. Other ministry opportunities will include I am most excited about the ministry opportunities. We will be ministering in the "red-light" district of partnering with local churches to reach the youth of the city, and ministering to the homeless of the inner city.

I am beyond excited for this trip!! Thankfully, I will be able to use my support that I've been raising as staff to cover this trip. However, it is not enough, so I will continue to pray that God will provide the finances to make this trip a reality.


Art of Losing Myself

1:45 AM

Every time I hear this song, God's presence completely overwhelms me.

"From The Inside Out" lyrics - by Hillsong (2006, Mighty to Save)

A thousand times I've failed
Still your mercy remains
Should I stumble again
Still I'm caught in your grace

Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending
Your glory goes beyond all fame

Your will above all else
My purpose remains
The art of losing myself
In bringing you praise

In my heart, in my soul
I give you control
Consume me from the inside out
Let justice and praise
Become my embrace
To love you from the inside out

Your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending
Your glory goes beyond all fame
And the cry of my heart
Is to bring you praise
From the inside out of my soul
Lord my soul cries out