Hello Sweet Cheer: Big Exciting News!!

1.14.2013

Big Exciting News!!

Happy Monday friendlies!

     Today I planned on writing about what this semester might hold for me, & what I'm excited about, nervous about, etc.  Then something more exciting happened that I have to talk about first!

I'M GOING BACK TO HAITI THIS SPRING BREAK!  I. Am. So. Excited!


     For those of you who don't know, I've been to Haiti twice (March 2011 & March 2012) with the Wesley Foundation.  This year I didn't sign up for the trip for a few reasons.  First I wanted to allow freshman to sign up before taking up a spot (as it is designed to be a freshman mission trip).  Another reason I didn't sign up initially is because I just wasn't sure if I should go.  Because it's designed to be a freshman trip, I wanted to be able to take on more leadership responsibility if I decided to go.  Not knowing whether or not that was a possibility I decided to pray about it & take the decision making process slowly.  After prayer & some thought I decided to leave it up in the air & allow God to be the planner of my Spring Break.  I didn't sign up for Haiti or anything else.  An opportunity briefly presented itself for me to go to the Dominican Republic with my dad & sister.  That quickly fell through & I was back to having no plans.  I wasn't too worried about it, trusting that God had a plan for that week & He would see it through as He desired.



     When I got back to Lubbock a week ago, I got a text from Al Martin, the director of the Wesley Foundation.  He's going on the trip & asked me if I would want to go because they needed to fill some spots.  Being the Type A personality that I am, I was immediately concerned about money.  With the trip being less than two months away & needing to raise $2,000 my mind was spinning.  I took a few days to pray & think on it.  I talked to my parents & still had concerns.  I decided I should schedule a time to sit down with Al & talk through my worries.



     Today we met & I made it pretty simple.  I'm concerned about being able to make the money in time.  Since my dad & sister are going to the DR, they've already sent out letters to our friends & family so I don't feel like I should send more.  Of course I've always heard, "Don't let the money keep you from going."  And it's not that I don't trust or believe that God will provide, I totally do.  But I'm one of those has-to-know-the-future-likes-to-control-everything kind of gals.  It's a problem, I know.  The first thing Al said to me was this, "In all the time you've been here, how many times has someone signed up for a mission trip & not made the money?"  Ziiiiiinnnnngggg.  Okay, I get it.  Money really shouldn't be the problem.



So that's kind of it!  I'm going & I'm ECSTATIC!!

     Also… Al asked me to lead a small group on the trip!  It's crazy how God provided an answer for each concern I was having!  I wanted to lead more, but didn't even ask about it because I wasn't sure what I could do & booooom, Al asks me to lead!  Thank you, Jesus!!!  I am super stoked, if you can't tell already!

     Lastly, if you feel so inclined to help financially I would be SO APPRECIATIVE!  You can send me a message on Facebook (facebook.com/meredith.moorman) or leave a comment below!  Thank you so much for reading!!

     Since this is a little longer than I anticipated, I'll post what I was going to post today, tomorrow!  See you then, lovelies!  Have a great day!!

Mere


Update: I've already had some people wanting to help contribute to my trip!  I am so incredibly grateful!!  I wanted to go ahead & add the information for anyone who wants to help out in case you'd rather stay anonymous or just don't want to have to contact me first!

You can send a check made out to "The Wesley Foundation" with the memo line as "Meredith Moorman - Haiti" to the following address:

The Wesley Foundation
attn: Penny Wilson
2420 15th St.
Lubbock, TX 79401

Thank you!!!

2 comments :

  1. i love your insights, and watching from a distance as you pursue Jesus! blessings as you prep for Haiti!

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