October 24, 2010

I'm Still Living!!


Well I've done it again! Went to long without a post! I'm so sorry my sweet friends.....

Ok, so I'm going to give you a bit of my life these past months in nutshell... :)

Since I last wrote I have taken a very long bus trip to South Dakota for a Christian music Festival, stayed a while in MN again, went on vacation to the beach, moved away from my family to be a live in helper for my Great-Grandparents (missing my family a good bit right now), found a very encouraging group of christian to fellowship here, and currently I'm going to be helping at crisis pregnancy center soon!


The Lord has been doing such wonderful things in my life!!! Growing me more in Him everyday! Since I can't see my family everyday I learning to lean more on the Lord for companionship, trusting more in Him, and finding new ways fulfill the vision the Lord gave me back in June.


I'm not sure if I shared my vision with you or not so here goes......

While in MN during the summer, the put a burning desire on my heart to be a missionary, to minister to new moms... esp pregnant teen-moms. So these last months of my life have been the Lord growing me in that! I'm the type of person who when given a order wants to jump to the end result right away. In this case being a full time missionary. Well I'm finding that's not how the Lord works. :) He has been molding, shaping and refining me! The bus trip that in total lasted 4days let me get a true glimpse of what the world is really like, how people react to one another, while on it I got into some very interesting conversations :) I got to met teenage moms, people who were on their last dollar, an Amish family, as well as many other colorful people. I got to see how much the Lord must really love us and then wanting to show that to them.....


Now I'm living in a new city, more shaping going on here..... Learning to care for people in all forms of mental health.... patients and trusting that the Lord knows what He is doing are the biggest things on my plate at the moment! My goal at the moment is to stay here through the winter, then go home for a bit and in the spring move to MN to take missionary training.... please pray for me, as this is a huge leap for me to take!


So as you can tell, my life has pretty much exploded in the last little while and the Lord is slowly putting it back together, piece by piece, to better serve Him!!!


I have thought of you all often! I'm hoping now that my life has settled at bit to get back to posting things....but you will have to be understanding if I don't :) I'm going to set up my email and Facebook account on here so you can keep up with me a bit more if you like, and I with you!

I was very encouraged to see that I still have friends and people who stop by this blog..... thank you all!!!!

Let me know how yo all are and what new things the Lord has been bring into your lives!

Your Sister,

Laura

7 comments:

Leah said...

Wow! You seem to have kept very busy!

That is so nice that you are staying with your great-grandparents!

I'll be praying for you. That is so exciting that you are going to take missionary training. That is a big change. I hope everything works out smoothly. :-)

It's good to hear from you again. I was beginning to think you'd abandoned us. ;-)

Blessings,
Leah

Jenna said...

Sweet Laura,
It has been such a long time, and I have missed your lovely posts! I am so glad to hear that the Lord has been working in your life, and blessing you!
Thank you for sharing with us what God is doing in your life... You seem to have a wonderful plan for your future!
I will certainly have to keep up with you on email... I have missed your cheery posts!

Your Sister In Christ,
Jenna

Zoe said...

How exciting, Laura! It's good to hear from you again! I will be praying for you as you seek to follow after the calling the Lord has placed upon your life! I am sure He will use you mightily. :)

Sonja said...

I was thinking about you the other day! Wondering where you went and what you were up to! I'm very glad to see that God is blessing you! Molding and shaping can be difficult to go through but very rewarding at the end! Praise God though, that while we are a work in progress we still honor and bring praise to Him!

I'm looking forward to more posts about happenings!

With Many Blessings,
Sonja

Hannah grace said...

Hey Laura:)
no,i did not get the email:(i miss you too.

Love you,
Hannah
Yay i was so surprise when i saw that you had updated,glad your back too blogging.

Hannah grace said...

Oh,i like the new pictures on your side bar :)there adorable.

Eden said...

Thanks for finally posting, Laura! I ♥ your new blog design. I'm looking forward to hearing form you more often. :) Have a lovely evening, dear friend!