Hello again! It’s time for your ministry update. I have to start by thanking you for your prayers and support. This specific update is full special moments I got to have while doing ministry. God is kind to provide the way for me to work in ministry full time. Thank from the bottom of my heart.
Moments like these remind me of how good our God is. James 1:17 comes to mind: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. God is the ultimate gift giver. Whether it is seeing beautiful mountains or the gift of exploring a new city, these are both gifts from God. The SICM trip reminds me of this truth. Many of our students fundraised to go on the trip. God blew me away with how many people were excited and willing to partner with them; it's not an inexpensive trip. But, our God is incredibility generous. Another gift that comes to mind is the awesome food we had up there. That may seem small, but tastebuds are a blessing! I personally do not have a taste for fish, but many students ate fresh seafood for the first time ever. That is a kindness in my eyes. Lastly, being around God's people was a gift to me. I got to connect with different staff and church members while in Washington. Our family of believers is so much bigger than our town or states. This verse in James reminds me to thank God because his good gifts are all around.
Speaking of good gifts, Graham got the opportunity to baptize a friend who he studied the bible with years ago. Their friendship and story reminds me that everything happens in God's timing.
Highlights from May:
This was our first day in Bellingham. We explored the rocky beach before the beginning of SICM.