I have loved meeting with some of you and keeping up with others as I continue raising support for my move to El Salvador! I spent April back in Columbus and, along with raising support, I am still serving with Rock City Youth and helping with some things to prepare for upcoming Rock City missions trips going to Central America this summer. Although I am anxious to get to El Salvador to work with the kiddos in the Children’s Development Centers, it has been such a blessing to be a part of Rock City Church in Columbus and finding ways to serve the Lord while still in Ohio!
I also registered for COMPASS training with Mission Training International (MTI) from September 19-October 15 in Colorado. Reliant is partnered with MTI to provide cultural training for their international missionaries, and I am required to attend this training before hitting the missions field. Signing up for COMPASS was another item crossed off the to-do list before I am able to move to El Salvador!
PRAISE! As of the end of April, I have reached about 55% of my overall monthly support goal! God continues to be faithful and loving to me throughout this process. So far I have been on track with my goals to be able to move at the end of October, shortly after finishing COMPASS training.
As always, God continues to do exciting things at our Children’s Development Centers and through Iglesia Gran Comisión (Great Commission Church) in San Salvador, El Salvador–where I will be living and working. A couple weeks ago, my dear friend and fellow missionary Ashley Arend moved to San Salvador to serve the church in helping in the Children’s Center, with mission teams, and with project development. Please pray for her as she adjusts to a new home, culture, job and language all at once. So far she has loved catching up with friends and spending some time becoming more familiar with the ministry she is now a part of!
Thank you for all of your support, prayers, and encouragement as I continue to live by faith and boldly pursue God’s calling for me in El Salvador. Much love to you all!
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. // Romans 8:28 (NIV)
Que Dios los bendiga,
- For an upcoming support-raising trip to Maryland, May 14-22. Pray that I will be connected with lots of people who will hear my story and that I will have 75% of my monthly support goal raised by the end of that trip.
- For Ashley as she settles into her new role with Iglesia Gran Comisión in San Salvador and for her to learn Spanish very very quickly!
- For a mission team that will be serving in El Salvador from New Life Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 30-May 8–for safety and that the trip will be fruitful and full of God’s glory and grace.