Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Went to an amusement park here in Williamsburg yesterday called Busch Gardens. It's a pretty cool place, but the best part was getting to meet up with Carter Moore and Nicole Rodriguez, two of my friends from GE. I met Nicole in 2006 in Costa Rica and then saw her again on the trip in 2007 to Peru where I met Carter and Zach. It was so nice getting to see them again and meeting their friends!
Today I went into town and spoke with representatives at the Boys and Girls Club as well as at the local YMCA where I am applying for volunteer positions working with children. I'm gonna take those apps in and will update as soon as I get a response from either place :)
The woman at the Boys and Girls Club just moved here from California in January. She is from Mission Viejo and her son lives in Fresno so that was interesting! She was very pleasant and that gave me an immediate connection to her. In addition to that, Scott and Zach did a huge amount of renovation for them when the club was first opening and are very close with the two head guys there, AND one of Christine's closest friends is the bus driver for the club. I'm thinkin this might be the place for me, but we'll see :) And I'm not worried about income or anything like that because that side job watching the dog is most likely going to come through and I will be getting paid for that :)
Working on finding my purpose in this mess we call life,

Monday, June 21, 2010

June 18th. Etched in my mind. Hopefully a turning point in the life of my best friend. Some crazy stuff is going on here, God dropped me right in the middle of some amazing ministry that is happening in this home. Van, a man who has been a very close friend to their family for a long time and runs a very unique (in my opinion) ministry came on Friday with his daughter Patty to pray for Zach. He was in immense pain and there was a lot of spiritual warfare going on. They came here and prayed for him and Van drove out everything that has been tormenting Zach. The feeling in the room was incredible and the knowledge of God's power undeniable. I realize that change is going to take a lot of work on his part and a lot of commitment, but I see a difference already as he is beginning to again resemble the man that God brought into my life three years ago. I am so looking forward to being a part of everything God is going to be doing in Zach's life....keep checking in, I guarantee it's going to be exciting.

On another note, I've had an offer to work two days a week for a woman babysitting her Shitzu with abandonment issues (which I find extremely amusing) and helping her around the house. I'm praying about possibly doing that. There's also a possibility of me getting involved in helping at one of the local horse ranches with lessons or even coaching something at the Y. I am prayerfully considering all of it, as well as getting in touch with a local pastor in hope of involving myself in some kind of ministry or outreach.

Until next time... :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

So it's officially day 4 in my new Virginia home. It's been quite the ride already, I'm not completely sure what I've gotten myself into. BUT....I know it's going to be good. I completely surprised their whole family by showing up at Zach's gradation and received the warmest welcome I ever could have hoped for. His entire family not only accepted the fact that I was here but Christine (his mom) asked if I could stay for the rest of my life before I even told her about m one way ticket. The moment I landed in Richmond, I knew that I was at home. It's been hard already, and I know it's going to continue to be hard, but it's so completely worth it to me. I told God I would give up anything, that I would go anywhere for Him. I never expected to be sent here. But I'm here, and it's right and good and perfect...all in God's timing. I don't know when or if I am going back to California, but that isn't a worry in my mind. God is continuing to teach me about his love, forgiveness, and how to trust him with everything--letting go of my fear. This is an amazing adventure that I feel honored and blessed to be sent on. The fact that God trusts me with something this big blows me away. I know he has an amazing, beautiful, incredible plan that I have hardly even had a glimpse of yet. But I'm part of this...part of something huge and wonderful. God is gonna blow my mind here in the coming weeks, I believe that in full. He has already begun his work--I can trace it back for weeks and months and even years that have all been leading up to this climax. And it's only going to get better from here. God has already begun to rebuild the friendship between Zach and I, which I am completely in awe of. There is so much to be healed and so much to much in his heart he has to overcome and be delivered from. But that's not my job, that is God's job and he has simply allowed me to be a part of this beautiful plan and be here to love and encourage Zach.
I'll keep the updates coming :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Arrived at Zachs graduation..i cried when i saw josh and his family. I am currently waiting for it to start. His parents said i can stay for the rest of my life
And the journey begins...i just landed safely in richmond, virginia. I bought a one way ticket and dont know where or when i will end up :) updates soon!