San Francisco

Yay! This is us in San Francisco. This picture has been edited by the talented (and also world famous) Paulina. This is an absolutely incredible group of people. Absolutely incredible. Jonathan and I were talking about it it this evening…we have lived together all these months and there isn’t the sense of kattiness that you would expect from this many women living this close together. Each and every one of these people contributes to the group as a whole. Gosh, these people are so amazing…or in the words of Michelle…AWE-some…

It has been FAR TOO LONG since I made a post here. There is so much to tell, so I will try to keep to the highlights.

First, the big news: we are going to India and Thailand! I have been so excited to go to India since my captain spoke that over me…oh…over a year ago. “Go to India,” he said with a certainty that we both knew was from God. God has confirmed this in so many ways, and it is coming to pass!

Another highlight for me was our trip to San Francisco. Something I have been wrestling with and praying against since, oh, two years ago has been abject fear. We have been praying for God to deliver me from that fear, and I felt that He wanted me to call one of the people from that painful event two years ago…and that somehow through that phone call He would set me free. It was good to speak honestly, to ask the questions that have been on my mind, and to treat this person with love. The next day, as several of us were walking to the bus stop, a homeless man was walking the opposite direction and caught my eye. It seemed he wanted to tell me something…almost with the same tone of certainty that the captain had told me to “Go to India.” So I stopped and listened as he said over and over, “Be anxious about nothing. Do not be afraid.” I prayed to Jesus, Okay…I hear you…I accept it…I accept… and in that moment I felt something lift from me! Many beautiful things unfolded from that moment forward, showing the subtle but profound shift in my life, and I believe that God has more for me in the days ahead. I would not be surprised to one day learn that that man was an angel.

We are putting together our art show on Monday. I have spent most of my weekend putting together my project, which is coming along nicely. We will have the opportunity to show our art and advocate and inform people about sex trafficking and child soldiers in several different venues in March.

I am still in great need of support. I have come to the conclusion that this is one thing I will need to learn if I am going to be a missionary…and I believe that is where I am headed. At this point I still need about $2500 for our trip overseas, $120 to register my car (which has been a huge blessing to many people on the base) in California, as well as keep up on the insurance and pay my phone bill. Please pray for me as I learn the important balance of trusting God for money and inviting others in to support God’s work.

Many Blessings,
Beth