Hello Sweet Cheer: Big Exciting News!!


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!


     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!!


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!!!


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