Thursday, September 25, 2008

96 days to go . . .

So here is another quick up-date for those of you that are tracking along with me in this process. I am so excited to share that I am at 52% of my monthly support, and 36% of my total start-up costs - Praise God for his faithfulness and steadfast grace. The process continues to be both exciting and challenging as I am learning to trust God with each day, and attempting not to worry too much about tomorrow.

I was very encouraged last week while I was listening to an on-line sermon over Ephesians 3:20, "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

How cool to think that not only could God do immeasurable more than I ask, but immeasurably more than I can IMAGINE! And I have a great imagination! I love Jesus, he is so cool. So I have been praying that God would not simply bring me to 100% of my budget by my departure date, but that He would do so by December 1st. This would allow me to use my last few weeks to focus on friends, family and departure details.

Can I invite you all to share in this prayer with me as I continue to labor through this support-raising process? I praise God for his many blessings, for you as my brothers and sisters and support team, and for continually amazing me with His glory.

abrazos y besos a todos.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Begin the countdown . . . 120 days

Well, I am up and running! And the countdown has begun, 120 days to departure -

There is so much going on in life right now, but I am praising God for his blessings and his provision. I am excited to share with you all that I am currently at 38% of my total monthly support! I have seen God work in some amazing ways, and I know that I will only reach 100% because of Him! Thanks to all of you who have already joined my team, both prayer and financial - your love and support is invaluable to me.
I plan to use this blog to keep you all up-to-date on my support raising process, and to allow for some interaction after I leave the States. I also hope to be able to share with you my heart and prayer requests for the ministry, and hope you will come along side of me in this way.
Muchas gracias por todo su amor y su confianza en todo que voy a hacer en Peru.

Bethany "first-time-blogger" Kerr