Hello friends and family!
I pray that this letter finds you well. It’s hard to believe that this fall and winter marks the beginning of a new job as I finally finished nursing school at UNC as a surgical/trauma ICU nurse. Since finishing the program, God is reminding me I am on this earth to love God and love others. In fact, God has given me a unique opportunity to put these lessons into action. From March 12-21st, I am participating in a short-term trip to Ireland to visit friends whose ministry I fully support in Dublin, Daniel and Ashlyn Lowe. To follow along Daniel and Ashlyn's ministry, or to read up on the sort of work they are doing, visit their blog here.
For me, this trip is not about getting to boast that I'm an international traveler. This is a personal trip of bearing one another's burdens and joys. I've known the Lowe's for several years when we worked together in the production booth at Summit Church. Daniel and I have had many conversations about how he and Ashlyn have felt the call towards Ireland for many years. We talked about what it means to follow Jesus even when the world scoffs at us. I want to continue these conversations and learn how this journey has shaped his and Ashlyn's faith in Christ. This is why we are here on earth: to boast about Jesus and have loving relationships. I would love to be given the chance to boast about Jesus to the people of Ireland and to continue my loving relationship with the Lowe's and to have a chance once again to help carry their burden's and feel their joy's.
If you would like to help, there are two ways to be involved. First, and most importantly, you can help by supporting me in prayer! Pray that the Holy Spirit would already begin working in the hearts of the people that we will encounter, allowing them to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that they may be filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:14-21). Pray that God would prepare all of us for what he will do during our trip. Your prayers are greatly appreciated, so feel free to pray as the Holy Spirit leads.
Second, you can help by supporting me financially. Any amount of money that you are willing to give will be greatly appreciated.
I am truly blessed to call you my friends and family, and I would love to hear an update from each of you. Know that you are all in my prayers and that I am excited about what God is doing in our world — locally and globally!