What a week in God! We had our annual Word Rally this past week and God was moving in fire. We started at 7pm and finished each night no sooner than 10:30pm if I recall correctly…it was awesome! As a result, my life is in little piles all across my bedroom. That’s the way it gets during these conferences – I slept a good 4 hours this afternoon and it felt greeaaat.
I have lots and lots of stuff to organize and ship out to the islands before I leave myself. I can’t begin to express my appreciation for those of you who have so liberally given into this purpose, both to me personally and to the kids who desperately need the opportunity to receive a solid education. I love you and pray God’s exceeding abundance over your lives that you may receive your heart’s desires and reap a hundred-fold on your seed.
God is moving on me in ever deeper ways these past few days, I’m sure this intensity will only increase as the time grows nearer. He is speaking many things to my heart concerning this region and placing His love in me for the people of the islands. It’s such a beautiful expansion of my heart and I’m hardly able to describe the depth of it.
On a more practical note, I finally ordered three skirts and some kind of pullover thing, which I thought would be great for those times when I’m lounging around in shorts and there’s a knock at my door – yikes! I’m also very excited about all the divine connections God is making concerning His school and the kids. There are some awesome people ready to do some extraordinary things but until I get down there and can speak with the directors of the school, I’ll hold off on the details. Just some cool possibilities in the pipeline for God’s Ebeye Gem School. Amen!
I had to share with you that I sold my car to someone in the church and it is such a blessing! I didn’t have to pay money for ads, deal with weird people calling and wasting my cell phone time, haggling me on the price, etc. God took care of all of it and blessed me in the process. It would’ve been great to have it paid and sitting here waiting on me when I got back, but everything I need will be provided. There will be a car for me when I get back, because from what I hear, there’s a hundred-fold return on stuff like this. ;)
I’m also in the process of getting additional material for some classes Dana would like to see built up over the next year – health, music, art (that’s easy) and science. I love science! I’ve got some leads and ideas on where to get some of these materials – I’m excited to see what He has in store this year for His school.
Okay, I’ve got to get myself motivated and go buy some skirts and dresses. I mean, how hard could it be? Well, if you tell me where I can find dresses or skirts that hang all the way to my ankles and completely cover my shoulders, I’ll be thankful for the direction! Ebeye culture is not accepting of women wearing pants or shorts or tank-tops. I’m going to have to suppress the urge to pray for a ‘pants revolution’. I can see myself now pulling the shades, checking out the windows and then slipping on a pair of shorts or pants just to remind myself, ‘yes, you’re still here under all this long draping fabric called a dress, fear not’. (heehe, I know God’s grace is more than sufficient:)
Amy mentioned a store in the mall that sometimes has long skirts and/or Goodwill stores. Lenka said she might wait until we get to Hawaii or Ebeye…that might not be such a bad idea. I saw a beautiful skirt from White House Black Market — but it was like $98. I could buy 7 skirts for that! Why do I like expensive stuff? You know, you could put that same dress on some other model cheesing on the cover of a Wal-Mart ad and I probably would’ve been like “that’s the tackiest looking thing I’ve ever seen”. Anyway, just another adventure to tackle – I’m sure I’m going to feel like a cat having its fur rubbed backwards…the key is not to react like one. I’ll keep you posted on progress…