Saturday, June 2, 2012

Letter #2

Dear Friends and Family,
Many of you may recall the letter I sent out at Christmas time, highlighting my   anticipated plans for this summer. In December, those plans were just beginning to take form. The process since my last letter has been one step of faith after another. God has opened doors for me to travel to Burkina Faso for two months and serve at a school established by SIM, an international mission organization. All praise must go to God for the coordination of it all.

“Man plans his ways, but the Lord orders his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

;Burkina Faso is a beautiful country located in western Africa, bordered by Mali in the west and Niger in the east. The last time Burkina Faso was international news was probably a few months ago when West Africa was hit with a devastating drought. Although this country tends to fly under the radar for most of us, I am thankful that the Lord brought this country into my life. It is truly remarkable to now be praying fervently for a country and a people I did not previously know existed.

“Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” 1Corinthians 10:31

By God’s grace, on June 12, 2012 I will head out to serve at the Center for the Advancement of the Handicapped in a little village called Mahadaga. I will be volunteering with a few other “Short Term Associates” (STA’s) for the summer months. Although the school will be on break, there will be summer camps and activities available for the students. I will be working with the students and staff for two months, returning in mid-August.
           Thank you for your prayers these past few months, and your continued support as the summer approaches. Please be praying as I prepare for this mission, and while I serve in Burkina Faso.  Pray that I will glorify Him in all I do; in fundraising, planning, learning, working, and traveling. To Him be the praise and honor and glory and power forever!
In His service,

1 comment:

  1. May the Lord prepare your way and guide and direct your steps. I praise the Lord with you and look forward to hearing about what the Lord does in and through you on tho mission. Be blessed, Maria