Apr 23, 2010

I have some very exciting news to share! I purchased my ticket to Johannesburg, South Africa this week! I am planning on departing from San Francisco on Tuesday, October 19th! In some ways that feels like a million days away but I know that the days will just fly by.

Also this week I received word that Valley Bible Church has agreed to have all of my funds be filtered through their financial office (thanks, Bert!). It is exciting news because it will allow donations for my adventure to be considered as a non-profit donations. I am so thankful to have the prayer support and spiritual covering from my family at VBC. God has been so gracious to me in this season of waiting and preparing for what is to come.

My goal is to start getting out my support letters in the next couple of weeks. If you would like me to send you one, please just shoot me an email at nicolegillette@gmail.com and I will get on the list. I am also still taking orders for journals, so if you would like one (or 80 like Stephanie) just let me know.

My heart has been encouraged this week by Kari Jobe's song:

No Sweeter Name

No sweeter name than the Name of Jesus, no sweeter name have I ever known
No sweeter name than the Name of Jesus
No sweeter name than the Name of Jesus, no sweeter name have I ever known
No sweeter name than the Name of Jesus

You are the life to my heart and my soul
You are the light to the darkness around me
You are the hope to the hopeless and broken
You are the only truth and the way

Thank you Jesus for being the only light in this dark world! May I reflect Your light with the days you have given me. May we all. I love you!

Apr 6, 2010

A Video From Door of Hope

Hi friends!

I CANNOT believe that we are already into the month of April! March flew by bringing lots of rain, tons of work (at church and night nannying), a new laptop (yay for skype and video messaging while I'm in SA), family birthday celebrations and the exciting news that my sister, Melinda is expecting a new baby this September!

I am so excited to welcome another precious niece or nephew into our family!

We have lots of fun and as you can see Isaiah, AJ and I are super excited about the new baby:

My main reason for blogging today was to show you a new video from Door of Hope sharing a bit more about the ministry there and what I will be doing while I am at DOH. Here is the video:

Please continue to pray with me as I prepare for my time in South Africa. I have pushed back my departure time a few weeks so that I will be able to meet the new baby. I am hoping to depart during the week of October 17th.

I am grateful for this past weekend's celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Christ has died and Christ is risen and Christ will come again! Praise the Lord! Come, Lord Jesus, Come!

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