“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”
Going into Cambodia I had no idea that this trip would affect me the way it did and change my view about missions. I seemed to have this picture in my head that going to a foreign country would be all roses with only smiles and laughter. After being in Cambodia for 2 months I realized that it was actually one of the hardest things I’ve done…and if I had to choose to do it again…you’d better believe I’d jump on a plane tomorrow!
These smiling faces, these precious children of God are one of the main reasons why I would do this again and again! I could never fully put into words the impact they made on me. Every day that I taught English to the children, read stories and served in any way I could the more my heart grew for them.
YWAM Charlotte has a 3 month long secondary school called SOLDOut (School of Leadership Development and Outreach) which begins April 2nd 2016. During our last week in Cambodia the Lord spoke to me and showed me that He is calling me to be part of SOLDOut. This will help me grow in leadership and allow me to continue dancing.
Also, I have an opportunity to travel to Scotland for 10 days at the end of SOLDOut to be a part of YWAM Scotland’s outreach called Shine. Every August millions of people from all over the world attend Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival which is the largest arts festival in the world. The other dancers on the team and I, along with thousands of other YWAMers would be preforming in the festival with over 20,000 other participants. YWAM Scotland’s goal is to spread the love of Christ through the arts to millions of people eager to watch and listen.
I am very blessed to have friends and family who support what I am doing. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement throughout my last endeavor; they were very much needed and appreciated. I ask for a continuation of your prayers as details are still being finalized.
Scotland, SOLDOut, and funds to keep my car during this time are estimated to be around 4-5 thousand dollars. If you would like to support me though funding please contact me at any time or visit the GoFundMe page I created.
Thank you again! I pray you and your family are blessed and have a wonderful Easter!