I am up in the capital this weekend and had some time to post some entries I intended to post a loooong time ago, like back in June :) But ya know, I just started this blog, so you will just have to get caught up.....
I would like to thank all of you out there who have given financially to make my trip to Namibia, Africa possible!! You all have been soo generous! Thank you to those who have been faithfully praying for me through this process. I definitely feel loved and supported. It has been a long process getting to this point and I have realized that Gods timing is perfect! The month before I came was such a stressful time, and I know it was just stupid satan attacking…cause he knew I was preparing to go do the Lords work…satan is such a punk! Lots of things were going on in my personal life at that time, but God has been so faithful to me and my family. I can’t believe my car was stolen….towed, and ticketed then found and the tow lot wanted a lot of money to get it out! Man I was glad I won in court. Thank you Jesus!! I am grateful to my church family, Bethel Community Church, you all have loved and supported me since I was 16. You have encouraged me in my walk with Jesus throughout the years, and have supported me to serve God through Intervarsity Christian Fellowship as well as in Mexico, Bolivia and now Africa! I am grateful to such an “awesome body” of believers. Thank you to the Bethel Women’s ministry who put together the bake auction on May 12, 2009. All of your hard work to make that night such a HUGE success is much appreciated! We raised $6,000 dollars that night….all money given went to 3 of us women serving God in different parts of the world! The generosity shown that night was tremendous. Thanks to all who baked and bought to make the evening a success! I had to raise about $9,000 dollars to make this trip happen and it all came in!
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord!!
A BIG thank you to my mom and sister, because without them helping me with packing and preparing, I never would have made my flight to Newwark that morning. Your love and support for this dream of mine to come to Africa is much appreciated! Thanks for listening to me talk about going to Africa for years it seems like. I love you both so much and miss you everyday!
Thank you Jenny M.(Lil mama) who helped me in so many ways to get my actual newsletter out, I am envious of your organizational skills!…thanks for all the great conversations! I will visit you in Macau one day! (I promise)
Thank you Jamiee T. for going thrift store shopping with me and picking out the bright yellow Subway t-shirt, which I didn’t buy, but it’s the thought that counts, right? J Without you I would have no cheap t- shirts with me!
Thank you Minerva V. and Mirielle L. for hooking me up with lots of salsa and merengue music to take with me….when no one else is home I like to crank up the music and dance in the living room! It’s a little taste of home for me. You both will be happy to hear that I started to teach a salsa and merengue dance class on Friday evenings! It has been so fun sharing something I love with the people here!
Thank you to Katie H. for taking me Target shopping, and driving me to the airport... you always have my back! I am truly blessed by your generous heart.
Thank you Jackie M. for buying things for the children I am working with here!
Thank you Lourdes and Mike C. for the vaccum bag thingys there is no way I would have fit all my clothes without those! …and for the big gift J you know what I am talking about.
Thank you to my gurl Michelle V. for the last minute computer shopping, I don’t know what I would have done without my little acer….thanks for all the music, and technical support! Haha. Thanks for all the little gifts for the computer and the card and letter of encouragement, I read it often. ..and thanks again for taking me to the Gospel Brunch at the house of Blues…it was off da chain!
Thank you Sara R. for hosting my going away party! I had a really fun time! Thanks for all the talks and just for your friendship. I miss going to the park with you and the girls. Give them tons and tons of kisses and hugs for me.
Thanks to all of you for coming to my going away party!! To all of you who prepared food for it, you guys rock!
Big shout out to my Sunday School class!! Thank you for the yummy breakfast we shared together on my last Sunday!
You all have been so generous to me!
Again, thank you to each one of you who gave money to make this trip possible, your generosity has been so appreciated!!! I would list all of you, but you know who you are!
I miss and love you all very much!!Check out my pics below of the days leading up to my departure from Chicago!!