Kristina goes to Hillsong

I've always wondered why God only reveals to us little bits of our story at a time. If you had told me a few years ago that I would be going to Hillsong College to study Worship Ministry for a year in Sydney, Australia, I would have laughed in your face, and proceeded to tell you just how crazy you are for suggesting such a thing. Thankfully, God knows exactly what He's doing, and what situations to put each of us in to get us to become all that He intended for us to be.

He has given me a heart for worship. Over the past year I have felt that He is calling me to pursue this desire with all that I am. In many, MANY ways, He has taken me far outside my comfort zone and is consistently showing me what it looks like to completely live for Him and what it means to let my heavenly Father direct my choices, my steps, and my life.

I NEVER would have imagined it would mean going to Hillsong College. I know that He has been preparing me for this and He is providing a way for me to get there. Ephesians 3:20-21 is a great reminder of that: " Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen."

Getting to Hillsong is far outside of what I can do on my own. It is going to cost more than I can make. I need a minimum of $17,000 once everything is all said and done. That includes tuition, student visa fees, airfare, and a year’s worth of living expenses. I am going to do everything I can to earn as much as I can. I am basically putting 75% of my paychecks into savings for this, as well as everything I earn from cake decorating, house sitting and umpiring. Once I am in Australia I will be able to procure a part time job (the student visa won't allow me to work more than 20 hours a week). By the end of the year I will have $9,000-$10,000 saved. Unfortunately, it is not going to be enough.

I could really use your help to raise the remaining $7,000. Every little bit helps! If you can give a large amount that's awesome! If you can only give $5 or $10 dollars, that's great as well! If you can't make a financial donation then I ask that you please pray for me. Please be in prayer with me thanking God for the funds He is providing, for safe travels and that God will give me the strength, courage and wisdom to do whatever He is calling me to do. He has given me this desire and called me to this and I know He is more than able to make this happen. I have no doubt in my mind that He will provide a way!

Thank you all for your prayers, support and encouragement!

I hope that you will remember that God is so much bigger than your present circumstances, and He is working out something amazing in your life that is only for your good! (Jeremiah 29:11)

I love you guys!
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Kristina Tatlock 
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