Tomorrow is the last day of school.
Friday morning I'm leaving for Romania.
I need to make sure my room is clean and everything is in order.
I need to make sure I'm packed.
I have to say goodbye to my kiddos.
I'm trying to finish this amazing book before I go love on some Romanian kids.
As crazy as they can make me, I'm going to really miss my students. More, I'm sure, than I think.
I'm slightly anxious about that long flight.
I'm going to really miss some of my coworkers.
I can't wait to see some of the Romanian staff.
Like I said...split personalty much....
My head is in so many places that I can't really get a grasp on it. I have to just let go and try to go with the flow. That, my friends, is not my strong point.
Honestly, this morning, as I opened up a few emails from our team leader, I was so overwhelmed that my first thought was I just don't want to do this. I don't want the year to end. I don't want to go. It's just too much...
But, God always has a way of showing His sovereignty and power. He always has a way to take me away from myself and my anxiety so that I can focus on Him and His plans.
As I read through the email showing our schedule, I glanced down and saw the name of one of the orphanages we'll be visiting--Chitila. However, my eyes didn't just see the name of that orphanage, they saw two sweet faces, precious sisters who completely stole my heart six years ago, and my anxiety melted away.
Those babies are the reason I am going....
Right now, I have no strength of my own. I am drained. I am scattered. I am tired. I have nothing left to give. Good thing, huh?
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Good thing. The kids that I say goodbye to tomorrow don't need my strength and love alone--they need Christ. The staff and kids I'll work with in Romania don't need my strength--they need Christ's.
God, may your power rest upon me....
For those who are partnering with my team and me in prayer, here are a few points to guide your prayers:
* Please pray that I will let go and that God's power will rest upon me as I finish up the school year and go serve in Romania.
* Pray that I will be open to the Spirit's leading as I am interacting with the staff and children. Pray that I will be obedient to God's prompting.
* Pray that we will remain safe and healthy, specifically that my headaches will be manageable or non-existent.
* Pray that God will move in powerful ways in the lives of the staff, the children, and our team.
Thanks so much. I could not do this alone (obviously!).
If you are interested in reading more about my trip or helping me with the last bit of support, please go HERE!
If you are interested in learning more about the organization that I will be working with (Children to Love), please go HERE!