Well, here it is, my first blog! To be honest, this is slightly terrifying. Regardless of how much I love to write, trying to convey my feelings/thoughts/life experiences on paper (screen, really) is much more difficult than talking face to face. But! I am starting this blog for a reason and I’m excited to begin sharing about my life with this super cool resource.
As many of you (you as in my Facebook friends who will most likely be the first to read this) know, I have been on mission trips to Guatemala every summer for the past three years. The Lord has been so faithful to reveal Himself to me and grow me in so many ways through these short term trips. I am beyond grateful to all of the people who have been a part of those trips, whether it be family members, supporters, mentors, you all have made such a huge difference in my life. Towards the end of my trip last summer, 2014, I felt a very clear calling from the Lord that my future would be in missions. Not only that, but I knew He was asking me to walk very specifically through a program called Trek-X.
Trek-X is a four year program based out of Nashville, TN for college students to do missions and school at the same time. For the first two years, you live amongst refugees from various areas, other Trek-Xers, and are discipled by a mentoring couple. There are also opportunities to lead teams serving in Nashville and take short-term trips out of the country. The second two years are spent in a foreign country, serving, growing, and really being immersed in a culture to share the Gospel and love people.
God has been so faithful to reveal to me where He is asking me to walk in these upcoming years. I am so excited to grow and learn and prepare for my first year of Trek-X. I want to share with you all what I am learning, how the Lord is shaping and molding me for the future so ultimately I can glorify Him. I have a lot to do before the first year, such as fundraising, PRAYING, and finishing my last year of high school, but I truly want to share it with people who I love and love me.
So, with this first introductory blog, I want to say thank you for everyone who will be reading this and journeying with me. If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to express those to me! Another blog will be coming soon with information about what I learned this past summer in Guatemala (though I don’t know how I will fit it all into one post). I am hopeful and ready for what’s to come!