Thursday, March 12, 2009

My News...


I've made you all wait long enough... so I thought I would finally tell you the exciting news that I posted about. I had wanted to wait for exact dates before I said anything, but I just can't wait any longer to share.

Anyway, as many guessed, I will be going to C*hina this summer!

First of all, let me say that I have been wanting to go back this summer so badly. However, I honestly had no idea how I was going to go. I didn't say anything to anyone, just kept praying that if it's what God wanted me to do, He'd find a way for me to go. Imagine my surprise... or should I say SHOCK when my aunt called one day a few weeks ago. I was home sick and Mom came in my room once she got off the phone. She was looking extra happy about something and I asked her why. She went on to inform me that Aunt L had called to say that whe and my other aunt (Aunt D) were going to C*hina this year. Her Church had decided to go and she had asked Aunt D to go, too. Aunt D had been praying about it and said that every time she prayed, my name just kept coming to her. She told Aunt L to ask me if I wanted to join them. Therefore, she was calling to see if I would go to C*hina with them. Alright, now is that God or WHAT? Here I had been praying that I could somehow go to C*hina... and throughout this time, my aunts had been praying about asking me to go to C*hina with them!! I know without a doubt that this is what I am called to do this summer. I'm not sure God could've made that any more clear. So on (or around) July 15th, I will be heading to the Liao*ning province with both of my aunts and a few other ladies from Aunt L's church. We aren't sure when we're coming home yet, but we will be there between 7-10 days. I can't go into a whole lot of detail about where we are working, but I can tell you that we will be working in a home of special needs orphans. And I couldn't be more excited.

10 comments:

M's Jie Jie said...

I couldn't wait for your announcement to be posted on your blog! I am sooooooooooo excited for you! Wow, what a neat experience!
I'll be praying for your trip!
Hugs,
K

Jeanette said...

Awesome news Emily! I love how God is always working out the details while we wait on Him to answer our prayers!

Kristi said...

Oh Emily, I'm so happy for you! That is awesome! Even if you won't be able to post many pictures, I will look forward to hearing about your journey. Ian and I are looking into a trip of our own...

chicknboy said...

man! what an answer to prayer!! God is good. I cannot wait to see how He works in and thru you this summer. :)

Kaisha said...

Oh fun! I bet you're sooo excited! I know I am! I get to visit PHF in July with a friend, our moms, and my grandma! Can't wait to meet my little sponsor girl in person!

Lisa said...

I'm praising God with you. Can't wait to hear all about it! We serve such an awesome God!

Heather said...

Wow! That's awesome!!!

Global Girl said...

China totally gets under your skin, doesn't it? I've accepted the fact that I won't get back in 2009, so I'm aiming for July 2010 :)

Staci said...

Emily, that is SOOOO exciting!!!! I can't wait to hear more about it!! :)

Catherine said...

Oh Emily!!! I'm beyond thrilled for you!! I love it when God shows us so very clearly what He has planned! What an amazing experience this is going to be for you and He is already preparing all of you. Praise God!!!

Heh....Maybe we'll be in China at the same time?? If things speed up even a little then July may be the month that little Hannah, who has been in my heart for years, will finally be in my arms also!

Looking forward to following your travels and hearing about all the amazing little lambs God is going to introduce you to this summer. I already know that you are going to be a huge blessing in their lives!!

Praying for you, Catherine