Aug 4, 2009

September it is!

I heard from DOH this morning and they agree that shooting for September is a good time to plan my visit. So, prayerfully, in a little over a year I will be in South Africa! It's really quite strange to think about all that can happen in just one year...last year at this time I was recovering from a Houseboat Trip (Last Hurrah '08 -- woo woo!)...and next year (prayerfully) I'll be gearing up to head overseas! I'm so glad to know that our Jesus never changes and that His love for us will NEVER fail. One of the songs that has been encouraging me lately is

"Your Love Never Fails" by Chris Auilala. Here are the lyrics:

Nothing can separate
Even if I ran away
Your love never fails
I know I still make mistakes
But You have new mercy for me everyday
Your love never fails

You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
There may be pain in the night
But joy comes in the morning
And when the oceans rage
I don’t have to be afraid
Because I know that you love me
And your love never fails

The wind is strong and the water’s deep,
But I’m not alone here in these open seas
Cause your love never fails
The chasm was far too wide
I never thought I’d reach the other side
But your love never fails

You make all things, work together for my good

In my last email to DOH I had asked for somethings I could be specifically be praying for. Kate Allen, the General Manger at DOH emailed me today asking for prayer for the caretakers in one of the baby houses. She wrote, "Just today we had a baby pass away in our home. We did everything we could to revive her but the Lord chose to take her to be with Him. Please pray for all the aunties and uncles (careworkers) in the house as this is never an easy thing to deal with."

Please join with me to pray for those "aunties and uncles" who loved on the baby who died. And pray that our Father would prepare my heart for the trials and heartache that are sure to accompany my journey at DOH.

Thanks for your prayers and support! Love you much...

1 comment:

  1. I am absolutely thrilled for you Nicole. This sounds and reads like a great fit for you, your gifts, loves etc. I look forward to following your blog to see what God does in and through you! Blessings! Jeff


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