After a couple crazy days of the basement floor covered with stuff, I am finally packed up and on the road to Chicago!!! Literally, my dad and I are halfway between Indianapolis and Chicago as I am writing this! I am so excited and can’t believe how fast this past couple months have gone. The mission trip officially starts tomorrow but dad and I are going up a day early to see the city and get me to the lofts as early tomorrow as possible. Tonight we will be staying in a nearby hotel and walking around the city. I cant wait to start venturing out and “taking the scenic route” as I wander over the city trying to find my way from one place to the next. The past month has been busy with support raising and I am very close to full support! I have been talking with my roommates for the summer and I am really looking forward to meeting them tomorrow! I know its going to be a very busy weekend as the 100+ students and staff meet for the first time and come together to build a community that will live beyond just the summer! I know there are a bunch of orientation activities planned for the weekend too. I’ve been looking forward to this since I found out I got accepted to go in early February and now that it is right in front of me, I couldn’t be happier! Mission prep for the night, don’t “take the scenic route”, get a good night sleep, and pray that everyone arrives safely and that we have a great time getting to know each other. Thank you for keeping up with me and for your prayers this summer. Here we go!
It has been just over a month since I finalized this website and began reaching out to my family, my friends, and my community for support for my Summer Project. I am amazed by what God has done in just this month. He has brought in half of the cost for my summer mission trip and even given me a glimpse of what awaits me this summer! Thank you to everyone who has contributed with prayers and/or financial support!
This past week I was down in Panama City Beach with Cru for the Christian Conference Big-Break! I spent the entire week in a huge Christian community and was continually challenged to live out my faith. At the beginning of the week, I wrestled with my idea of giving up control to God. I was looking forward to the week at PCB so much that I put restrictions on how much control I wanted to give up. I started saying things like “I am really excited to see what God will do this week….but I really just want to make sure I get a room in the towers”, “I really hope the room has wifi I can use” and even Continue reading
I am so happy you came to visit my site I dedicated to my Summer Mission Project in Chicago for this upcoming summer! I currently am in the setting up stage so please feel free to look around the website and see my Calling page as well as my Goal page! Also check out the Resources page as it has videos relating to Cru and summer missions, and even has a video from the Summer Mission to Chicago from last year! I will be posting more as it gets closer to summer!
If you feel called or are considering to give a gift to support my trip please visit my profile page at Cru’s giving website. Here you will be able to donate as well as receive the receipt for your tax deductible gift.