About 8 months ago the Lord gave me Isaiah 52:12; He clearly showed me that I needed to be faithful where He had placed me as He was preparing the next steps for me to walk in. He so faithfully brought me to a place of contentment and surrender, so much so that recently when He opened a door for me to walk through it took me a month to obediently walk through, out of fear of abandoning the ministry He has let me be apart of over the last year. I’ve been so blessed to serve at Shoreline Church for the past year, they have taken me in, supported me and allowed me to be apart of their family. I am so thankful and proud to call Shoreline Church my home church and body.
But, one thing I have seen the Lord continually do is when I get comfortable somewhere He picks me up and puts me somewhere else so He can mold and teach me more. I have been offered an opportunity to move to Cambridge to work with the staff at Calvary Chapel Bible Institute New Zealand, in a way you could say I’m joining the family business! In February 2019 I will be joining the staff for the next two years. I will be helping with the girl’s class, discipling the student girls, outreach, helping serve in practical ways, whether that be in the kitchen, housekeeping, admin or the coffee shop and basically anything else that is needed. This step of faith has been a big one for me, it is the first time I will be stepping out relying solely on the provision of the Lord. Recently I was privileged to go serve in Cyprus at the Refresh Middle Eastern Conference, there the Lord spoke so clearly to me about what He has called me to and this is just the first step towards what He has for me in the future. The Lord has called me to missions and ministry and He has given me a heart to serve Him in this way, I am honoured and excited to walk in what He calls me too wherever and whenever that may be.
1 Timothy 1:12 says, “I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service…” I do not feel equipped to serve the Lord in this way, but thankfully He doesn’t expect us to be equipped in our own right, but to be weak, to be a willing vessel, to be empty so we can be filled with His strength, His mercy, His grace and His wisdom. I need all these things daily and I cannot wait to see how He works, as I know He will do abundantly more than I could ever think or imagine! I would love it if you can pray for me, for CCBI and for Shoreline Church. This is a big change for me and I would be so blessed to have your prayers. I am so thankful to have grown up in a way that allowed me to meet men and women around the world who have left all of themselves behind and chosen to follow the Lord wherever that may lead them, it is an example that I hope to follow to lay aside the things of this world continuously choosing to follow His guidance no matter where in the world that may lead me!
Refresh Middle Eastern Conference // Paphos, Cyprus
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- For the Lord to prepare me for this next season both spiritually and practically
- For financial provision, as this is an unpaid position and I will need to raise my own support.
- For the Lord to bring people out to serve and support Shoreline Church and CCBI ministries
- For CCBI as they move the school to Cambridge in December of this year