For the past year and a half I have been attending medical missions in Guatemala. I have built great friendships in the church we attend for the mission and I have been introduced to a wonderful woman whom directs an orphanage in San Lucas, Guatemala. A year ago, through fundraising (I started making jewelry and friend host jewelry parties to have funds to also buy vitamins to take with me), I was able to have the children come to the medical mission to be seen by the doctor and receive free care and medication. I have been praying about doing more for God and His mission. I read a book earlier in the year called "Kisses From Katie" by Katie Davis and I was moved to do more (Click HERE for more info about her ministry). There's this one section of the book that describes all of the dilemmas that she had been facing and at the end of her list she states that one thing she is certain is that she is living in the center of God's will, the life that she was born to live. That part of the book has me praying more, thinking more and dreaming more for God to help me live in the center of His will for my life. The past couple of months have been surreal. I first started with the prayer of being able to spend a full month in Guatemala and live in an orphanage. How was this going to happen? Well I first needed money to pay my bills while I am away. Well, God heard and I received my tax return and it's exactly what I would need to be gone for the month. Prayerfully, I will be in Guatemala for the month of August. Should I stop there? Well, I guess not. I continued to pray for God to guide me to what He is trying to accomplish through the month that I will be living in Guatemala. And guess what? He heard me. Soon after all of this came about, a friend met someone who is in the process of opening an orphanage in Guatemala. Coincidence? I want to believe that God has perfectly planned this journey.
There's so much to do, so many more people to meet, many more prayers to send out to God. I hope that you will follow my journey in planning my month adventure in Guatemala, paying off my school debt and car loan to be free to move and venture out and I pray that you feel inspired by not what I am doing, but what God is doing through my obedience to follow His dream, His purpose, for my life.