Trainings on the Horizon
I wanted to provide a little update on what I've been up to the last few months! I have officially sent out all of the prayer cards that people have requested from me. If you have not received one with a brochure containing some more information about how God is leading me to Brazil, then I probably didn't have your name down to send you one. If you'd like one, please let me know and I'll get you one ASAP.
I am also now at 20% monthly support ($700 of the $3500 per month)! I'm also at 20% on my Outfit & Passage ($7000 of the $35,000 for moving). As you can see above, I've made a little percentage map. Once, I'm at 100%, you will see the Brazil flag fully in the country outline.
Praise Jesus for the people that He has brought together to be a part of sending me to Brazil!! I am so excited about this team God has formed and is forming. He is meeting my every need for now and the future through the generosity of His people. I will never cease to be amazed! I am reminded of a verse that my friend, Hannah, brought up this week. "Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" Matthew 6:26. I have full confidence that God will continue to meet my needs and provide the bread I need for each and every day.
In a week, I will be starting two weeks of Kingdom Come Training which is an online training created to help missions workers across the globe to become fully funded. After work, each evening for 2 weeks, I will be trained and coached on ways to build valuable ministry partners, overcome challenges, tell my stories in a way that shows Jesus most clearly and explains my heartbeat in going to Brazil, etc. I'm very excited to see what I will learn from this training.
Then I will be doing Good Soil Training at ABWE in Harrisburg, PA. I will be trained in use of the Good Soil resources which are excellent tools of discipleship and evangelism. I will be using them in the future (hopefully sooner than later) and am excited for the opportunity to learn about these great tools that walk through what Christianity is all about.
The third week, I will be at Missionary Enrichment (ME) where I will be joining with missionaries from all over the world to hear stories from all over the world of how God is at work in various ministries and worship Him together. At ME, I will also be officially commissioned to Brazil! I'm also very excited to spend some time with my friends from ABWE that I met at New Missionary Orientation in March and those from Brazil who will be coming to the USA!
Please be praying for me in these weeks of training and the conversations that I am having throughout the process. Pray that I will learn a great deal, and God will use it to equip me for what's in store. Pray also that God would continue to work in people's hearts to partner with me in prayer and financially. Consider joining me yourself! I would love to have you on my prayer and financial teams. If you are interested in either or both, please reply and let me know. Let me know how I can lift you up in prayer as well.