Still not doing so well at the regular posting! Unfortunately I’ve been having a few mishaps this summer…but also some good things. Let’s start with the mishaps and end with the good so this can go out positively :)
a.) job. While I’m fundraising I need (& my family needs me to have) at least a part-time job to help out with groceries, buy stamps for sending support letters, and gas money to visit the churches I’m able to speak at. But despite putting in 12 applications so far, I’ve been rejected by places a high schooler (no offense to high schoolers ; ) could get a summer job at. It’s a little discouraging…or maybe just painful for my ego to take, ha!
b.) computer. This is necessary for communications with those supporting me, emailing churches to set up speaking engagements, my writing, and the online summer class I’m taking to graduate. I have one from Houghton, but since bringing it home, the screen is systematically failing. I’m a little worried about the cost for replacing it, since I’m out of a job right now!
c.) loans. Ahhh yes, loans! Most college graduates know the feeling. That being said, this is a lesser concern. I know that God directed me to Houghton rather than a cheaper school, so I know He’ll bring me the means to pay off the loans. It’s just been a bit of a stresser as this has to be considered as I go forward with the anti-trafficking work.
a.) I’ve been surprised several times with significant amounts of money for graduation, birthday, etc.! God is providing me with funds little by little. Even if I can’t find a job, He is reminding me that people are caring, riches are (truly) fleeting anyway, and I’ll be provided for.
b.) The aforementioned money may be able to help repair my ailing computer, or purchase a cheaper, teenier Netbook…which would be a cinch to travel with. If nothing else, I can use my Mama’s laptop!
c.) There isn’t much to say about loans right now…ha…but since I am confident that missions & anti-human trafficking are where I should be, then this too shall pass. Even if it’s a few years, it shall pass. ; )
So anyway, that’s how things are right now. I hope I can take some pictures soon of my beautiful surroundings to show you all around. Yesterday we got six peacocks! Three of each gender. Like the guinea fowl we have, they eat up the ticks and beetles that could hurt us, our animals, or our garden…so they’re pretty AND useful.
Please pray for the things I mentioned above. I’ve been fighting discouragement the past few weeks, and yet, I am becoming closer to God and beautiful things. Hope to have pictures next time!