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Wrong Expectations, Outstanding Outcomes

When I first signed up for The Passport trip, I didn't know there would even be a training camp. I anticipated August 27th, to roll around and I could jet off to my long awaited Thailand. Wrong! I flew into Georgia for a four day training camp instead.

  • Day 1- Built my own shelter and slept on the ground after being awake for 30 + hours (awesome!… no, not really…)
  • Day 2- Carried my emotional baggage on a mile long hike through a hot and humid forest, where I surrendered that baggage over to God, our Victor! Then I was prayed over by a leader to confirm my life redeemed and assurance that my Lord will use my past mistakes to bring about goodness, life, and love to others in my future.
  • Day 3- I continued to fall deeply in love with my teammate.The passions for Thailand is burning bright!
  • Day 4- Relaxing and finishing up the last things I need done until I'm out of this country for 3 1/2 months!
  • Day 5- Fly to THAILAND!!!!

No, training camp was not what I thought it would be, but it was definitely more than I could have asked for. God filled this training camp with activities of Worship, Surrendering, Believing, Loving, Prophesies, Prayer, Excitement, Support, Healing, and Sisterhood.

I am so thankful the LORD stirred in my heart a desire for missions. I am so thankful the LORD has provided every single dollar I needed for this trip. I am so thankful for the LORD to bless me with such an incredible team. I am thankful for the LORD to take me on this journey to experience true intimacy with Him. Above all, I am so thankful to share this redeeming love with the women and children of Thailand.

I will end on a verse that I believe God is going to have me revisit, explore, and experience over and over again in Thailand:

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor, he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom to the captives, and to release the darkness from the prisoners.

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