For the past month, God has been pressing on me to dream bigger, to ask bigger, to trust bigger. I have poured out my desires to use my gift of photography and writing to weave together threads of all of His children. I have prayed for courage to put myself out of my comfort zone and He has not wasted any time on the talking back to me! It's like He was waiting on me...shocker! :)
He led a man to me in hopes that I would photograph a mission trip to Brazil in May. A trip with my church.God, you respond so soon! I have never been to Brazil and I don't know a soul on the team so I know this is God asking me to trust Him as He puts me outside of my comfort zone in so many ways I could loose count! I'm shaking a little, but I am excited!
You can bet I want to be obedient because I know my God blesses obedience even when we can't see what the final picture looks like. I want to be brave. I want to be faithful to just ASK the next thing, to take the next step. I want to pave a way for others to lift their heads to Him and find out how it is they are to be used and I long for my gifts to bring people to the kingdom unseen and glory to the One who has taken so much time to draw me close.
I need to raise support of $2,300 by May 25th! Our trip will be July 31-August 12.
To me it seems so daunting, that's alot of money in this family of 5! Alot, alot!! But I know God never ever plants a dream without a plan. He has already gone before and I know He will pave the way. I know because I live in his new mercies every single day.
If you would like to be a partner with me in Brazil and empower me to tell stories of God's work that is being done an is yet to be doen there I would be humbled and honored! My support will cover travel and additional photography equiptment that I will need for the trip.
I will be blogging about the trip over in my little online nook at www.givinggodouryes.com and I would LOVE for you to follow me and pray with us as I seek courage to bravely give God this YES!
This verse has become like gold to me over the past few months as God has impressed on my hear to dream bigger. I pray it as I ready my heart for this journey and for this big ASK, admittidly not an easy tihng for me to do. But for all He has done for me, I fully trust that He will bless it, even as I come with fear and trembling before him!
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasureably more that all we ASK or IMAGINE, according to HIS power that is at work within us, to HIM be the glory in teh church and in teh Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever, Amen!"
love and blessings,
- Sandi Summers
- Very Generous Sponsor :)
- Laura Crosby
- Jennifer Murray
- Rushawnda Olden
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