I'm Going To Wales... AGAIN!
I'm so excited about what God is doing in my life right now! I know He's placed me where I'm at for a reason and I know that He is doing BIG things in my life. Even though there are more things that are uncertain in my life than there are things that are concrete, I know that God is going to use me in ways I never thought imaginable in the next few weeks as I prepare to go to Wales and serve in the city of Caernarfon. I knew when I left Wales last summer that God was calling me back. I thought it was just to go to back to visit the friends that I had made in Llantwit Fardre, in South Wales, but I was so wrong. As I continued to work hard to get the money for this trip I was so devastated when the time came to buy the ticket and all of the money wasn't there. I wanted so badly to go back to see my friends. I missed them and I wanted to see them in person and not just on my phone screen for a few minutes every few weeks.
As that time came and past, I realized why God didn't want me to go over Spring Break. I had planned the trip, and I wanted to do it for myself, and I thought it would be perfect. The underlying problem here was me. I wasn't going on this trip to make much of my Saviour, but I was going on the trip for my personal benefit. So instead of going to see my friends in Lalantwit Fardre over Spring Break, I worked. I worked really hard. In fact I worked every single day to try to get the first deposit for the trip I'm going on in a just 10 days! I got all of the money I needed for the deposit, plus more.
I finished a crazy spring semester at university, all the while knowing I was going to Wales. I told everyone I could. not because I wanted them to be jealous, but because I wanted them to know about what God was doing in Wales. I wanted nothing more than for people to fall in love with the place I had served in last summer, and to fall in love with the people I had met. I wanted nothing more than to tell people about the waterfall of God that was about to fall over Wales. I wanted nothing more than to fall more in love with God by telling people about Wales.
After this coming up Thursday, I will be done with my Summer class at university, then it's all downhill before I go to Wales. I don't know what God has in store for me in Caernarfon, but I know it's going to be great.
I've begun to come to terms that I am forever going to be falling in love with places I've never been and people I've never met, and until I go to these places and meet these people I am not going to be satisfied.
I would ask that you would be praying for myself and the rest of the team that is going to Wales, and I pray that God would bless you through those moments.