Monday, March 8, 2010

Sweet Sound of Acceptance

1:40 PM
So, I'm gonna let you in on a little secret about myself. Beneath my cool, calmed, go-with-the-flow demeanor, I still worry. Not about little day to day things, but about the big stuff. The stuff that will effect my future. Stuff I have no control over. With the direction my life is going, a lot of things have been up in the air, and I've tried not to, but sometimes the worry just creeps in. I've been specifically worried about my acceptance to the YWAM Discipleship Training School this fall. It's the first step I have to take in getting back to Cambodia full-time. I applied for the school in November, and here it is now, March, and I had no word. As a result, I've been hesitant to really go full-force into fundraising, with the slight doubt that I may not attending this school in September if I don't get in. I've been moving forward as though I'm going to be accepted, but until I get that final word, I was just unsure.

Well, today, I was talking to my friend, pastor's wife, and all around awesome Sarah, telling her about my frustrations with not being accepted yet, and not having heard anything from them in awhile. She told me she would pray about it and hoped it would work out, and just encouraged me to keep seeking God through it all. It was comforting to have had relayed my worries to someone else and I felt at peace again about. And then, not even an hour later, I get a call from YWAM Orlando, telling me I'VE BEEN ACCEPTED!! I was stoked! Finally...confirmation and acceptance in what I've been planning. God is good! I love when prayers are answered, but I find it so rare when they are answered so speedily! So thanks Sarah, thanks GOD, and let's get things rolling!

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Joy Muldoon is a full-time missionary and part-time blogger. Read about her travels, adventures, and missions here!


Hey, I have commented on you before, but I just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! I just had been accepted to YWAM in Gold Coast, Australia, waiting a little impatiently and worrily too so I can bear with you that feeling you have! But again, Congratulations! Hope you have a wonderful time serving our Lord.

Joy Engdahl said...

hey thanks!! i appreciate the support! glad to know someone else out there was feeling my pain! haha. good luck in Australia! i would love to visit there one day!!

amelia said...

Yay God! Just like Him :)