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16 Commentsby   |  05.28.11  |  Ivankiv, Ukraine

As thoughts keep roaming through my head I can quite grasp the fact I will be in Ukraine in 8 days. The words “There’s so much to do!” keep floating through my mind. First, finish two online summer classes which end the day before I head out while still maintaining good grades in both. second, preparing for a wedding a day after I step of the returning plane to Dallas. Third, I’ll probably make at least two Target runs before I leave. One suitcase, and not a clue on what to fill it with yet. Yet! There’s the beauty in this process, this journey has been constantly preparing me to leave and it started last fall when I turned in my WWW application. Then the semester course on short-term missions.  The continuous beauty lies in with God and how I need to put my trust in Him. My professors have been a helping hand in the process of journey. God has been the instructor and has let me learn what I need to before I embark for two-months half way around the world. So when I say that I don’t know what to pack that is just a simple metaphor to the bigger realization that God has already given me the knowledge and the maps (so to speak) to lead me. That’s what this trip is about. It is not about the American’s bringing God to people. It is about myself and my team mates letting God USE us in His novel that He has already written. He has already begun to work in the hearts of the children we will get to know this summer. That’s the beauty of it. He has already made this plan a long time ago. Now he is just using me to let His kingdom advance. I definitely find real beauty in that.


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  12. So, as I prepare for Ukraine, I find comfort in knowing that God has orchestrated this journey long ago. He’s written the novel, and now He’s using me to play a role in it. The real beauty lies in the divine purpose of this trip and the way God is working through us. It’s an awe-inspiring experience, and I’m grateful to be part of it.

    On another note, while I’m busy preparing for Ukraine, I might need to make a couple more Target runs to find the perfect “ชั้นวางสินค้า” (display shelves) to keep my belongings organized and ready for this remarkable adventure. Just like how God has been guiding me, these shelves will help me stay organized and prepared during my trip. ชั้นวางสินค้า

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