Archive for April, 2012

What a week!

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

I got my Visa today! So excited! I now am officially going to to the Philippines and it is definitely becoming a reality!

School is getting crazy with the deadline for everything coming up fast! I am excited to get done with this semester and start with the summer, even though I will be taking 15 credits over the summer…

For this week, not really any new prayer requests.  I hope to finish this semester strong and start the summer courses out strong.  Pray that my health stays at least well enough that I can keep going.  And that the stress of finals time doesn’t overtake me.

Thanks! I will post again soon!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Quick Update

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

This school semester is coming to a close and things are getting crazy here.  I got my class schedule for the summer and fall and I will be staying busy!  My class load is heavy but I know that I can do it and I can stay focused to learn as much as I can and enjoy this last crazy school year.  I am asking for prayer during this time, that I can stay healthy, well rested, and not feel overwhelmed or over stressed.

Also, I am excited that I have sent in my application for my visa for the Philippines and have all the business aspects of my trip taking care of on my side of things, now I just am waiting for a response as to whether I was accepted or not.  You can be praying for that, I’m not worried about it but I still want to leave that in God’s hands and His will in this.

It’s exciting and nerve-wracking to look at the calender and see that it is only a little over a month before I head off to Cebu! I feel like time has gone by so fast and that, just yesterday there was 6 months left before I left.  And here I am, on the home stretch with the goal in sight and now I’m sure it will feel like I am sprinting to that time! I still would like prayer for preparation, for my heart for what God will show me and teach me and for what God wants me to show them and teach them.  There is still a lot of planning to do in this next month but God has it all laid out and know exactly what is going to be happening while I’m there =)

Have a great week and I will post again soon!

Long Overdue Update

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Sorry that it has been so long since I posted.  These last few weeks have been crazy! I’ve been getting ready for the semester to end with lots of homework and studying to do!  A couple weeks ago my college chorale went on a 9 day tour to Chicago.  We went all over Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois.  It was a great time and always a blessing to meet all these people and be ministered to as we minister, as well.  This last week was not a good week for me.  On Sunday evening I started getting a sore throat which turned into a horrible virus of some sort that kept me in bed all week.  I still am recovering but as of Thursday, I’ve been able to go to classes and do what I need to slowly.

Adoration on Chorale Tour 2012

Lots has happened in terms of my upcoming trip to the Philippines.  I got my tickets and traveler’s insurance which is a huge burden off my shoulder!

My flight itinerary is:

  • Leave Minneapolis Airport at 8:35am on 5/31 and arrive in Detroit, MI Airport at 11:19am
  • Leave Detroit Airport at 12:30pm and arrive in Seoul, Korea at 3:20pm on 6/1 (huge time zone change)
  • Leave Seoul Airport at 7:50pm and arrive in Cebu at 11:35pm on 6/1 (13 hours ahead of MN time)

So, if I did the math right, with time zone changes, it’s a total of 26 hours of travel!

Coming back is not as nice:

  • Leave Cebu Airport at 1:05am (yes, am) on 7/2 (my birthday!) and arrive in Seoul, Korea at 6:30am
  • LONG LAYOVER! almost 11 hours….
  • Leave Seoul Airport at 5:20pm and arrive in Detroit, MI at 5:35pm (huge time change, longer than a 15 min flight haha)
  • Leave Detroit Airport at 7:35pm and arrive back in Minneapolis, MN at 8:34pm

So, I get to have a really long birthday but mostly spent in the airport.  My total time in the airport or plane coming back is about 30.5 hours, with the time zone changes. 13 extra hours of my birthday =)

Also, I have a good amount of money that will be going to help the college and church in Cebu! I am very excited about what God has planned for that money! It has been exciting to see the money come in and see God working through this!

Prayer requests for right now would be for my health to keep getting better so I can get over this sickness; for me to get my school work done and not over-stress about it; for the details of the trip to be worked out and figured out and that the Holy Spirit would put his hand in that planning; for the extra funds to be used responsibly and in a way that is pleasing to the Lord.

I hope you all have an amazing week and I will try to post again next week!

Many blessings to you!