hi lindsey, i see support is heavy on your mind. i'm amission supporter and going on my own to cot d'ivoire sept 6th-oct 5th.
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yes freaking out while trusting God can happen - but striving to continue to do what God wants can be a calming force and an aide to partner development. Remember if God wants you in Cote d'Ivoire He will get you here when and how He wants, your role is to be faithful in telling the story of how He's called you here. Praying for you.
I would say freaking out is pretty normal -- even when you are trusting God. The trick is when you feel your emotions start to run wild, remind yourself that you need to trust God again. And again. And again. I'll be praying for calmness and provision!
I literally have no clue!! last week at this time I was having anxiety about support raising! I just keep thinking "tell people what God is doing and what that requires". I was struggling with it and still am, but I feel a peace about God's timing- maybe He won't bring it all in until the next batch of Journeyers go out in March. But He WILL get us there! I'm praying for you and our whole team as we enter the last few months of preparation. how's your support coming?
Lindsay- great to see you on here! Katrina and I are looking forward to meeting you in Cote d'Ivoire, as we'll be helping to lead up this whole crazy thing we're all getting into. I'm a huge believer in learning through asking questions - so start firing away with any of them you may have to whoever you Journey Corps you feel you'd like to ask. Two questions for you as you continue in this journey: 1) what's led you to see this as part of what you were made to do, how's that been confirmed, and what are the other parts of what you were made to do? 2) I think I saw you had an interest in the medical track, what in your life has led to that interest?