Preparing for the Calling

Less than a month before I leave to become a missionary in Malawi! It’s starting to set in emotionally that I will be away for more than 2 years, moving away from the comfort of my huge family’s embrace. Quitting an awesome job where I’m finally to a point where I enjoy what I do; leaving the safety of a steady paycheck. Honestly though, I have never felt more happy in my entire life! Not to be leaving or loosing those things, but to surrender EVERYTHING. For the first time I feel true joy and peace knowing that He has everything under control.

Philippians 4:6
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

I am living out of only two suit cases and a backpack to get used to living small at the YWAM base. I am down away daily with all the blessing throughout this entire journey so far:

• Became fully funded for the DTS within a month of announcing I was going on mission, which included dissolving $5000 in debt.
• Sold my car for only $200 under asking price on craigslist which is rare.
• Surprised the nurses at the health department for having zero reaction to one of their most reactive shots,Yellow Fever.
• Getting to meet some amazing people, and fellow YWAMers through Business with a Mission KC, and get a feel for what I am about to experience in Malawi.

The blessing testimonies are daily, so those are just a few of the biggest ones.

One of the coolest testimonies of hearing the Lord clearly was actually a day when I was crying out because I felt like I wasn’t hearing Him.

Preface: While learning to hear the Lord more clearly, as an exercise to build our relationship and to ensure I know his voice, have started to ask Him about everything.

I was driving home from Wednesday night Church service and asked which way home I should go home by. He responded as I would come up on an intersection with which way I should go. He was having me drive on the street behind Terra (39th St) so I though He was leading me to go to Terra, wrong. He had me turn into Centerpoint Hospital. Let me inform you that this is at 8:30 PM after visiting hours, and I didn’t know of anyone in the hospital. So God and I sat in the parking lot for ten minutes and fought as I didn’t want to go in. I felt like I might get in trouble by the security guards or get turned away and i didn’t want to fave the embarrassment. Finally He said, “You would jump on a plane to Africa for Me, but you won’t go into this hospital for Me?” Needless to say I ended up going in. I sat in the main floor waiting area for fifteen minutes praying over; staff, patients, sick, injured, babies, mothers, and everyone in between. When I got home (my grandmothers house until I leave) one of the first things out of Sherri’s (grandmother) mouth was, “Keep your aunt Julie in your prayers, she is at Centerpoint Medical Center recovering from surgery.”
I was speechless, and still kind of am.

Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭1:12‬
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.

One thought on “Preparing for the Calling

  1. Thanks for the testimonials.Good stuff. I will be reading them as I can. My walk with Yeshua is a blessing and He is incremently drawing me and teaching me of The Father. All praise to our God. Looking forward to what He will be doing in all our lives as His coming draws near. Grampa

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