So, today I decided that I would take the challenge of writing a blog. I don’t know how much work it takes, but I have a need to write my thoughts down. “A need?” you ask. Yes, a need. If I don’t write down my thoughts they will eat me up inside. I review the day when I’m falling asleep at night, and sometimes that causes insomnia. Those nights are when God shows me what I need to change in my life. If I talk to myself and ramble on and on about the nonsense of the day I learn nothing, but if I bring my issues to God and pray about them, He directs my paths.
So, here I am, age seventeen, a young woman, sharing my thoughts to anyone who is willing to read them.
I should begin by declaring that Jesus Christ is vividly in my life and that I will not go one post without typing His name.
Anywho…this year I have gone through many changes, such as welcoming my seventeenth year of life. January 4th was my birthday, and on the 10th a wonderful Christian guy came to my house to ask my father’s permission to date me. My father agreed and now I hold another man in my heart, his name is Cameron. I could probably write an entire blog on the wonderful things about him, but I will save you from my ranting, unless you oppose my self-control on that topic and would like to read a post on that.
Another change was that I bought a Toshiba netbook at Best Buy. His name began as “Mac”, because of the fact that he is a PC. Then thanks to a close friend of mine, I changed his name to TobyMac. “Why Toby?” you ask. Because Toby is short for Toshiba. Hehe, isn’t it marvelous? So, TobyMac has helped inspire me to start this blog.
I also want to keep up this blog while I am away, doing mission work in Panama City, Panama. It will be my first time going out of the United States and Canada. I am learning Spanish this semester in school, so that I will at least know some basic conversation. I aced my first test, 100%! whoohoo! So, that’s one way I am preparing for my new adventure.
Another way is preparing a letter to send off to friends and family, to ask for prayer and financial support.
My mom and I have sewed some skirts, because that will be the majority of my dress while away from home. I am not so much for skirts, but I know that God is calling me down there, so I think I can bear it for three months.
I will be staying with a family that I have never met, but my mom and the father of the family were best friends in College. Their family’s last name is Weet. They have been missionaries down there for twenty years!!!
You might think I’m crazy, going to a new country, one in which I will hardly know the language, and where I will be staying with people I don’t know…well, maybe I am crazy…but I believe that God has given me the love of travel and a passion for bringing people to Christ.
While down there I will be helping out with an orphanage, school, and music in the Weet’s church. I’m sure I’ll be helping with many random things, but my main objective is to help in anyway God directs me.
Well, I guess this is my first blog post, I hope you readers have enjoyed the beginning of welcoming changes.