Wednesday, December 23, 2009

50% Raised

Praise the Lord. Thank you all for your faithful giving to special education in Burundi.

I'm happy to announce that 50% of my trip total cost is raised!!!

It has been such a blessing to watch how the Lord has provided for this trip in many ways. I'm half way to the trip's cost, $20,000.
I talked to the secretary of the church and she said that checks are coming in on a weekly basis. God is good. Thank you for all of you that have been part of God's work.

I also want to thank all of you that have been faithfully praying for me. My heart is at peace. As I was visiting with dear friends this week I have been encouraged to tell them about the trip and how excited I am about going. I was also shocked to hear my voice talk in confidence about going. God is changing me. This journey to Africa doesn't start Feb 3 when I arrive in Burundi but it began back in April when I said yes to a crazy request to go to Africa. The Lord has been so faithful to meet me and change me along the way.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Plane ride for three

For those of you who are asking there will be three of us going to Burundi at the same time. We will all be staying at Hope Africa University and teaching as professors.
1. Me for a year to teach special education
2. Stephanie H. for a year to teach English
3. Javier M. for 6 months to teach English

Also UPDATE on finances:
Currently have raised $4,000.
Need to raise $20,000 total.
Leaving $16,000 more to raise.

If you want to help out with finances you can mail a check to:
Ballard Free Methodist Church
1460 NW 73rd St
Seattle, WA 98117
c/o Burundi 10/13

(10/13 is my birthday if you were wondering)

All donations go directly to my work in Burundi and are tax deductible

Friday, December 4, 2009

Plane Tickets

I have plane tickets!!! Stephanie (my cousin) also has them!

We are leaving Feb 2, 2010

Seattle to DC
DC to Brussels
Brussels to Bujumbura

Arriving to Bujumbura Feb 3, 2010 for the year of my life (or at least I hope)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Recap November

Wow it's been a long time since I posted. Mainly getting things in order and planning out and coordinating with people who are also going to Burundi.

Thanksgiving was nice to celebrate with family. It was weird thinking about not being with family next year. But I will have friends I am sure that will celebrate with me.

My family put on a party for was really nice. This huge cake (fed 80 people). And gave me gifts of things I will need for the trip. It was great! Thanks Fam

Update on plane tickets: Currently the date of departure is Feb 2nd.