Wednesday, September 13, 2006

One Year in Romania!!!

Today is my one year anniversary of coming here to Romania! This is amazing! I can hardly believe that it has been a whole year. God has done SOOO much and I am sooo thankful for everything I have experienced here. It has been such a growing year. So...A BIG THANK YOU to all the people out there who have been praying for me, writing me emails, encouraging me and supporting me financially to be here! I couldn't be here without you! Thank you for letting God use you in such a big way!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Discipleship Training School!

My crazy fellow students in DTS!!!

Hello there! I am here in Cluj, Romania, over halfway through with the lecture phase of my YWAM Discipleship Training School. The point of the school is to know God in a deeper way and then to go out and make him known in mission. This time has really been whipping me into shape. There have been lots of challenges, but my heart is learning new things about God, living with people and healing some hurts in my life, and all of this is going to have such an impact on how I continue in ministry.

I am missing Constanta so much! I miss the kids, the families, the base, my friends...the sea :) But I am getting to know some wonderful people here in Cluj, and as time goes on I am seeing more and more that this is just the place where I am to be right now. We have one more month of lectures and then we will be off to outreach. My outreach team is planning to go to Macedonia. We are in desperate need of money for this to happen, but of course that is no problem for God. Yesterday we just recieved news that the YWAM base in Tyler, Texas raised $2,000 for all of us students to help pay off our lecture phase. So awesome! So God is providing for us. I am learning to trust him, even when the food is running low and things don't look too good. It is such a good stretch for me.

Well this is all for now. I just wanted to say hello and let you know what I've been up to. If you haven't recieved my latest newsletter please let me know and I can email it to you. Love to you all!

"All that is not the love of God has no meaning for me. I can truthfully say that I have no interest in anything but the love of God which is in Christ Jesus. If God wants it to, my life will be useful through my word and witness. If He wants it to, my life will bear fruit through my prayers and sacrifices. But the usefulness of my life is His concern, not mine. It would be indecent of me to worry about that."
- Dominique Voillaume
(From "The Signature of Jesus" by Brennan Manning)