So I thought it’d be so catchy to have a Swahili word for this title but apparently it’s difficult to pick up a language via Google. Which just goes to show you it doesn’t know everything. And also that I’ll hopefully not have a hard time learning some phrases. Anyways, I wanted to call this “Blessings.”
You ever have those weeks where you’re just learning the same lesson over and over and over again? In the last week I’ve just been hit upside the head with the promise of provision and faithfulness that I, who previously was pretty sure faith was a spiritual gifting of mine, was just blind to see. I was at a measly $3000ish up until two weeks ago and since then, through some amazing and unexpected acts of generosity and blessing we’re at more then 3 times that now! Still a long ways from my $17,221 goal but I’ve realized that when you stop trying to control everything and work off your own strength that’s when all the strength from others and above can pour on in. PTL.
That being said, I’m still pretty short but the good news is I’ve taken a giant leap of faith and trusting that somehow God will work something out so that I can come home (JK. I’ll come home either way.) I’ve been given financial clearance which means that this trip is definitely, irreversibly, for sure, no take backs happening. Tickets are being booked. Shots are being shot. Donations are being cashed. This girl’s going to Kenya! That doesn’t stop me from still fundraising though, it just means there’s no hard due date for support but an ASAP deadline. So if you know someone or haven’t had a chance, you can still go online and fill out the form or message me for a PDF version or meet up etc. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped out so far and I can’t believe I’m so lucky to have such generous friends! If you can’t donate til say June or August of 2014 you can still let the office know that you intend to support and they’ll count it as such!
So my friends, all this and last week I thought of this nugget and considered and bolstered myself and the “genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire” (1 Peter 1:7). It’s hard sometimes to relinquish our own arrogance and desire to be self sustaining but sometimes when you step back and re-posture yourself you’ll be amazed to find out what blessings (or karama or baraka) that He’s got in store.
P.S. I was also blessed this week when a friend of mine called me up and offered me free tickets to the Canucks vs. Bruins game… which if you know me at all you’ll know I was literally jumping and attempting leprechaun kicks. So a special thanks to H and the awesome fun time we had. GO CANUCKS GO! (I’m not biased. I swear. Working 3 years there doesn’t change a person.)