Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Impossible + God = Possible!!!



"For with God, nothing is impossible. And Mary said,
Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word."
Luke 1:37, 38
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God has been teaching me a lot in the days leading up to my trip! He is teaching me that I have to depend completely on Him for everything... okay, He's been trying to teach my this lesson for some time, but I'm not always the fastest learner! (That's what makes me grateful for a very patient Heavenly Father!) He is teaching me that integrity calls for me to stand alone, even when it hurts. He is teaching me in my weakness, that true strength is displayed! And He is teaching me that He is able to provide for my every need!

The fundraiser we had was a huge success and I was able to raise almost half of the money I had borrowed to pay for the camp and my ticket. (I had to get a loan to pay for both.) A few other gifts of support have trickled in since then.

Then, I felt impressed a couple days ago, to start praying that God would take care of the rest of that loan before I leave for China.

The next day, I got an email from my friend Christy, from Bring Me Hope. It read like this:

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Nicole ... Great News!!! You have been awarded a $150 scholarship from BMH.
This money can be used towards your camp fees... Christy
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I almost burst into tears! I didn't even know they had a scholarship program! (And don't ask me why I was chosen.) Then today, I got a money order in the mail... one hundred dollars. I was also given an anonymous gift of five dollars. Every penny counts and is a blessing! This takes the balance on my loan down to a mere $464!!! Praise to God!!!
What seemed like an nearly impossible task, is suddenly a reality! Please pray with me that in these last fifteen days before I leave, that God can lay it on people's hearts to give as lead, so the rest of this balance can be taken care of. I know He can do it and I can't wait to see how it happens. Isn't it fun how God is full of surprises!?
Thanks again for each of your prayers and financial help! It means so much! Stay tune for rest of the story!
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"For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle
upon a thousand hills."
Psalms 50:10

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nicole,
Although we do not have the opportunity to talk very often, I want you to know that you are in my prayers. You can be an inspiration to others by the way you have cast all your cares upon Jesus. HE will work all things out for HIS glory and honor. Continue to step aside and let HIM work through you. Have a blessed trip and I will keep up on your journey and continue my prayers for you!

Love, Crystal