Jul 28, 2007

Looking Back

This is a pic of my sister, Sarah, and I in Peru last February. We were at a restaurant named El Piloto - The Pilot. Oh the food was great!

I know this is an odd post, since this blog is supposed to be about Elevate, but this trip to Peru really solidified the idea of mission work in my heart.

Before Peru, I wanted to travel the world, but after my trip there I realized I wanted to travel with a bigger purpose than just seeing the world.

I want to travel and share the love of Jesus through serving the local people! From there God had been shaping his vision for my future, and I am so ready to discover what he has planned!

Jul 27, 2007

Last Day

Today will be my last day at work, and although I am excited it is a bittersweet separation. I have been at North Oaks Health Systems for the past two years. The first year as an intern and the second as an employee. I have grown so much in that time period. It is amazing how much you can flourish when you are placed under the right authority! I have been blessed to work for and with some of the most incredible people, and it is sad to say goodbye. I am happy that I will be able to bring them along with me on my journeys; the Internet is an amazing invention!

Jul 25, 2007

News Flash

I spoke with the Elevate Internship Director, Michelle Gros, yesterday and she gave me my roommate assignments and told me about the areas I would be working in!

We will be living in Cypress Lakes Apartments (address TBA) and my roommates are 3 really good friends of mine (Joy, Shana and Kelly) and 2 girls I don't know yet but I'm sure I will soon!

I will be working at the HPC Spanish Campus in Gonzales, LA. I chose to work here because I really want to learn Spanish and have to opportunity to be immersed in another culture! I will also get to work with the youth group there on Wednesdays!

Another area I will get to work in is called "Elevate" a little confusing, but I will help plan all the stuff that we get to do as interns including our overseas mission trips! I am really pumped about this because I like planning events and organizing trips!

All of this new info is getting me excited about starting! Only 19 days to go!

Please continue to keep me in your prayers and specifically pray for faith that financial sponsors will step in to help alleviate the costs. Thanks!

Talk to you soon!

Jul 24, 2007

First Tings First

Well, well, well...now that I have my own blog, I have finally arrived! Thanks for your interest in what's going on in my neck of the woods. Elevate starts in 20 days! I can't believe it is that close. I am so very excited to be starting the next chapter of my life and I can't wait to see how God is going to bring all of this together. There are so many "red seas" in between me and Elevate but I trust in God to provide for me. My Uncle David shared a verse with me at just the right time and I have been claiming that verse for my life ever since!
"Seek the kingdom of God above all else and live righteously and He will give you everything you need." Matthew 6:33
What are you speaking over your life? What thoughts go through your mind on a daily basis that may be keeping you from achieving your goals?