Archive for February, 2012

End of Week 2 of Support Raising!

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

I am over halfway to my goal! Woohoo! As of Friday morning, I raised a total of $755! I am so excited about this! The Lord is really providing and I could not be more excited!  It has been awesome to feel God working in my life and be able to see it! Seeing the money come i is making me more anxious to get to Cebu! No new plans yet or too much other updating. I will be buying my plane ticket next weekend, hopefully! Please pray that God will provide a lower price and something reasonable! It’s been hard watching the prices rise and not be able to purchase yet.  But God always provides, and I have no doubt that He will in this case too!

As for other things in my life, I have been really sick this weekend.  which has been frustrating but I guess I needed the rest.  This week is spring break at Crossroads so I will have time to rest, hopefully and get caught up on school work and maybe even get ahead! =)  Next weekend, I will be going to my parent’s house with my boyfriend, Andrew, and spending some much needed time away and with my parents! Cody, my puppy that we had to give away when I moved to Rochester will be visiting that weekend, too! I am very excited to see him again!  Also, I will be going to Valley Christian Church, the church I grew up at, on Sunday! I always love going there and seeing everyone!

Well, that’s all folks, for now! Thanks to everyone who is supporting me and following my adventure in missions! I couldn’t do any of this without all the support I get from all of you!

Week 1 of Raising Support

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

It is the end of the first week since I sent out my letters.  I went and got a print out of what I raised so far and was very pleased to see that I had raised $375! Praise the Lord! I was incredibly shocked and excited about this because I wasn’t expecting it.  I don’t really know what I was expecting but surely God’s plan is much better than mine! Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me and what God is going to do through me in Cebu!

Everyday I keep thinking that it’s only a few more months until I am back in the Philippines! It makes my stomach turn with excitement, mixed with some nerves of course.  I’m ready to see everyone there again and experience more of what the Philippines has to offer and what God can do through the life of His people.  I also am excited for the warm weather. Even though it’s been a mild winter up here in MN, it is February and I am ready for spring…  The weather here has been tricking me with thinking that maybe it will get warm.  I also have the weather for Cebu on my phone and it makes it harder knowing that it is so warm over there (mid-80s) and not so warm here (30s most days)…  I also have been working on some Cebuano words, like the title of my first post “musta”, which means “how are you?” or just a greeting like “hey!”  It’s hard learning another language when no one around me speaks it, so it’s good that I enjoy learning new languages otherwise I would probably have given up already!

School this semester has been kinda hard.  I am staying on track but I feel like there is so much on my mind and now that I am officially a senior, senior-itis is starting to kick in, even though I’m not graduating this spring.  It’s just that I can see the finish line and its so close!  But I know I will make it, I always have!

I hope to write again soon with some more exciting updates on my upcoming adventure! Thanks for all of your friendships and support!  God bless!

Exciting News!

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Hello all!

On my last post I said there was some exciting news to come! Well, here it is!

I am going back to the Philippines for the entire month of June this summer! I am very excited to be there longer this time and experience the culture more.  I will be helping out the same church, City Church, and the same school, Central Philippine Bible College (CPBC).  This is something I have wanted to do since I left there last summer.  The people there have amazing hearts and have become good friends.

I started some of my planning and looking at flights to check prices out.  I do not know what all I will be doing while I’m there, I just know that school starts for them in June.  I will update you all when I find out more details.

For now, if you could pray for me and the plans that God has for me, that His plans would come to the front lines and not my own.  Also, I committed to paying for $1500 of the $3000 needed for my trip, I still need to raise $1500.  I sent out a letter to most of you this last week asking for support, I will attach that letter, as well as the donation card I sent with that.  If you did not receive a letter or you lost the card that was in there and would like to support my trip, you can print out that card and send it with a check made out to CROSSROADS COLLEGE to the address on the card (which is my school, for tax deductible reasons) I would really appreciate all the help I can get!  Thank you to all of you who are participating in this ministry, whether through prayer support or financial support!  I could not do this without all the support everyone has given me so far and the support that God will continue to provide.  We were never created to go through life on our own or minister on our own, all of you are an important part of this ministry!  Thank you!

God Bless,

Leah Damon


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