Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Journey Begins

Philippians 2:1-4
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
  
    Whether you have stumbled upon this blog or found me because of a letter you received or another source of contact, Welcome. I want to apologize in advance for my blogging skills, or lack there of. Let me start by introducing myself and my reason for blogging. 
   My name is Bethany I am a servant of God who has been called to serve others and share the love he has so abundantly blessed me with. I believe there is a healing power in love that can not be found anywhere else. This journey of serving began in me years ago, once I truly realized how short life is and how precious the people around us are. Though my heart to serve the people of Africa was not evident until about two years ago, it has quickly became my strongest desire. Because of that desire I began praying for answers of how to serve. I knew I was suppose to go to Uganda. But, that was the easy part. You see, I am not a very patient person, and waiting for the trip God wanted me on was not easy. After much prayer I decided to pursue an organization some precious friends were serving. Without making this blog much to long I will skip to the final results. After months of waiting and praying and talking, I am finally able to say that was the organization for me. The organization I will be working with is Serving His Children. Serving His Children is founded and ran by Renee Bach, who is also one of the most precious souls I have ever met. But, you will hear much more about her and Serving His Children in my next post, I am sure. In short I will be spending three months, starting April 4th in Uganda, serving and loving. After buying a plane ticket, and ordering shots, and buying supplies with as much excitement, anticipation, nervousness, and gratefulness as possible I am happy to say..This is where the Journey Begins. I hope you will check back for updates to hear my stories and see the amazing work my God can do.

God Bless.