I feel like this little girl. No matter how many months I’ve had to prepare, I’m standing on a road, journey uncharted, destination unclear. Hands on hips, I try to calm the butterflies doing cartwheels in my stomach.
The tickets are purchased. I’m heading to Nairobi June 28. Commence happy dance. Duh … duh, duh, duhhhh!
I pick up my pen and scribble a to-do list in my planner.
– Update driver’s license
– Get finances in order
– Sell car
– Cancel car insurance
– Cancel cell phone
– Get prayer card reminders ready to pass out/mail to supporters
– Organize and pack my essentials
But there’s one thing I can’t cross off the to-do list myself.
– Move to Kenya for two years
Two years is the original time frame I signed up for. But right now, I don’t have enough monthly support for that period. I’m leaving June 28; how long I stay is unclear.
In my most recent e-newsletter, I wrote about assurance.
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
Assurance, in part, can mean freedom from doubt. If I’m honest, I’ll admit to having doubt along this journey. I have doubt even now.
Offsetting that doubt though is the memory of things falling into place – a house selling quickly and easily in the middle of a sluggish housing market, support to transition out of my former workplace over a period of months and affirmations from people I am close to and those I’ve met along the way. I even found a new happy home for my cat. (More on that later.)
So, what do the next 28 days – and the days after that – hold? God knows. He does.
Want to help?
I still need about $1,000 a month for the two-year term. To see a detailed monthly financial breakdown, click here.
If you haven’t already done so, would you prayerfully consider partnering financially with me? There are two ways to do this:
1. Recurring gifts: If at least 40 people commit to $25 a month or 20 people commit to $50, I will reach my goal. There is no amount too small per month.
2. One-time gift: Lump sums are also welcome and go toward the monthly percentage as well.
How to donate
Online: To donate online, click on the link here or the giving link image above left.
Mail: You can also submit donations via mail using the printable reponse form (PDF) and sending it to SIMUSA Receipting, P.O. Box 7900, Charlotte, NC 28241.
A road less traveled
I’ve shared about the financial need; I’m praying for additional supporters. It really is a giant step of faith.
But here’s another way to look at the little girl.
That road looks endless, the destination just over the next hill or around a bend. It looks filled with possibilities and packed with potential. Hands on my hips, I consider all of the crazy adventures I’m about to encounter.
I can’t wait to start – and I can’t wait to share the experiences with you.