Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Africa Update

(You can read the story here.)

I leave for Kenya in a week and a half.
Most days I still can't believe that I'm going! It just seems so crazy...
but so...

I'm traveling with three other women, and we're going to have the incredible opportunity to speak at a women's conference just outside of Nairobi.

It's going to be a whirlwind trip, and I KNOW an amazingly God-ordained one.
In the last few weeks our family has been facing some pretty out-of-the-ordinary challenges (car, health, family, job), which just reminds me that we have a very real enemy who does not want me to go to Africa.
Or, he at least wants to distract me and derail my heart for these women.

Well, that's not gonna happen.
Because my God is bigger, and He's the One who's sending me.
He's already won this battle!!!

I'm asking you, my faithful readers, to partner with me on this grand adventure.
Would you please invest in my trip by praying?
Truly, there is nothing more important than being covered in prayer as we go.
*For health and safety.*
*For provision.*
*For protection over myself, my team and my family.*
*That the words our team speaks would not be our own, but that we would speak God's heart to these Kenyan women. (Matthew 10:19-20)*
*For unity as we "Go, ye, therefore..." (Matthew 28:19)*

Quite a few people have asked where I'm at with finances for the trip.
Provision is happening!
Thank you SO MUCH to those of you who have stepped in and invested in these beautiful African women by giving financially!!!!!
God promises that when we pour out, it will be given back to us... shaken down, pressed together, overflowing. Nate and I have seen this proven true time and again.
I do still need $1755.
So, if you were thinking of investing financially, feel free to do that at any time. *wink*

"God's gifts and call are irrevocable."
Romans 11:29

I'm living proof.
I'm living proof.

And when the going gets tough and there is a fight for my destiny and the gifts and calling that God has placed on my life,
I'm not going to run and hide...

Oh, HECK, no.
I'm going to be bold and courageous and wear the armor of God with confidence (and maybe even make silly faces at my enemy) and say, "Whatever. My God is bigger. HE'S got MY back. You ain't got nuthin' on me, foo'!"

(Me & my adorable nephew Rocky.)

"You can stand me up at the gates of Hell but I won't back down."

Are you with me?
Are you with me???

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