This time tomorrow, God willing, I should be in Burundi!! But lets roll back the time to when it all started.
It was just a couple of weeks I stumbled across the ICS program, offering under 25s the opportunity to serve. A bit like National service, but Internationally! Whoop! I thought, answers to prayers! I asked God to open opportunities for me to bless others and serve, this was it!
So, filled out the form, etc, and TEARFUND contacted me on a Thursday, asking if I wanted to come to an interview on Saturday (yay, non working day!!), to go out in September. Praise God! You can guess what my response was.
After arriving embarrassingly late, I was still interviewed and participated in group assessment instead of two. Hopes dashed.
Instead, I received an email saying I got through, although not as a Leader. 🙁
I went to the orientation weekend. Loved every moment. Made wonderful friends. And most importantly, learnt that this expedition is not to be changed but to change the world.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1, 2 KJV)
I have to become like Jesus to impact other lives for Jesus. A mini Jesus. Do I remind others of Jesus?
My mind has to be changed to think and live like Jesus.
I want to make an eternal impact? Live like Jesus. Simple.
How? Having conversations with Him, every time, Every day, Every Morning.
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. (Proverbs 8:17 KJV)
The words lingered on in my heart and mind until now. I do not pray enough. I do not read God’s word enough! I do not believe others see Christ in me. I am praying for grace. Yes, I can help to build a city, but can my life help to build heaven in someone’s life in Burundi?
So, peeps, pray for me!!
Whilst contemplating on God’s word in Wales for my church’s regional camp-meeting, an email came in if I can be a co-leader….I couldn’t believe it! I humbly accept it, but I wonder why God gave me the chance.
I am excited! See some pictures from the orientation.