For the longest time, I have had no idea what I want to be when I grow up. If there is one thing I have learned so far in my early twenties, its this: It doesn’t matter. What I want to be, what I major in, and where I work, it all doesn’t matter. In the long run, none of it matters. I have even met people much older and wiser who still don’t have it all figured out, and that’s okay. We are told our whole life that by the time we are of college age, we are supposed to know what we want. This has always been a struggle for me, until now. Now,the only thing that matters is that I follow where I’m being lead and right now, that is exactly what I am doing.
I have two things I am passionate about. One is my love for Jesus. The other is my passion for serving others. I firmly believe God put these passions in my heart so I would follow them. When I first started telling people I was attending mission school, one womans reply caught me off guard. She seemed genuinely offended that I would choose to take a year off school to do this. She said, “Get your degree. That is the most important. After that, if you still want to, you can always do it later.” That statement got me thinking. Should I finish school first even though I don’t know what I want to do? The answer to that is simple. No. The thing is, even though I don’t know what I want to be or where I want to go, I do know one thing. I do want to follow and serve God. This Mission School and awesome opportunity to do just that. School will always be there, but this moment in my life won’t and I don’t want to waste it.
I feel a calling from God to help people and to share the joy I have found through him. This is not something I have taken lightly. I’m ready to go. This mission school is a way to not only cater to my passions, but to follow my calling as well. So does it really matter that I don’t know what I’m going to be 20 years from now? No, because 20 years from now I will still be striving to do what I know I can already do today and that is follow Christ. Why wait?
I think it’s finally hitting me. The reality of it all is sinking in. In two short months I will be living in a new place, meeting new people, and serving in new ways. This is crazy. I can’t believe it. This is a dream come true. The more I think about it the more joyful I become.
Another aspect of it has also hit me. I need to raise a lot of money in those two short months. I’m not afraid that it will happen, because I trust God with it. I just know it’s going to be a challenging two months. I have realized that the journey doesn’t begin when I move in. It actually begins now. Now is the time I start my journey of fervent prayers, trusting God, and serving.
I’m so ready for this challenge. Are you?
Once again, I’m so excited to be able to share this experience with you. Please consider joining me in this by visiting my FUNDRAISING page and learning how to donate.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
Clearly fundraising is going to be a huge project for my summer. I have several ideas of things that might be fun to do.
- Pancake Breakfast
- Pop Can Drive
If you would be interested in doing any of those please let me know in the comment section or via Facebook.
Also Please remember to visit my FUNDRAISING page to find out how you can donate.
The Bridge Street Mission School is an 8 month training built to prepare and release young people into a life of mission. Students are embedded in a lifestyle of intentional Christian community where they develop an intimate walk with Christ through a culture of fervent prayer, biblical teaching, and urban ministry experience. We are committed to seeing a generation of young people who know Jesus and make Him known. We not only give our students increased knowledge, but also support what is learned with first hand experience bringing the gospel to the darkest places on earth. (to learn more, visit my ABOUT page)
I am so excited to begin this Journey. It does however require a lot of money. I do trust God will provide with the help of my family and friends.
My Total need is $7500
I have 2 months to raise $3000 of that
I need your help and prayers as I work to raise these funds. If you would like to help. Please visit my FUNDRAISING page.
You have no idea how excited I am to begin this journey. I have felt God’s calling on my life for awhile. I’m excited to be able to use God’s gifts he has given me to be able to serve him and others. I have started this blog to be able to communicate with friends and family about my progress, my journey, and my fundraising. I feel blessed to have this opportunity and I’m excited to be able to share in this with all of you.
To find out more about the mission school and what I’ll be doing, please visit my ABOUT page.
To partner with me financially please visit my FUNDRAISING page.
Please keep me in your prayers as I begin this journey that will be challenging and rewarding.
“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9