The Perfect Weekend

Friday

Vintage lunch: yummy quiche and salad, talked about Spiritual friendships, truly a place of great rest

Give a year meeting: 3rd one of the school year, talked about dying to our expectations and selves when it comes to missions

Black rock summit hike: rock scramble at the top, first outdoors club adventure, two cars one got lost, 0.5 mile hike, beautiful sunset, laughing at sam for wearing shorts and a tshirt in 50 degree weather with wind, building character, lost keys for a hot second but ended up being in the trunk, sam was nice and dropped me off downtown real mvp

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Hockey game: first and possibly last because someone bought the rink, sad because it was really fun to watch, I got really into it (no surprise there), we won 7-1 go hoos, hayley/jenny/sam all came to watch, fun mini house outing

Worship night at 120: harley’s cg organized it and we stopped by for an hour before leaving, ate a chocolate chip cookie, nothing quite like ending the night worshiping Jesus ❤

Saturday

Hidden Rocks (climbing): Got off the waitlist for this adventure when I was at the hockey game, met at echols at 8am to drive with two other guys to Hidden Rocks out near Harrisonburg, beautiful drive and weather, saw people using a buggy, got lost a couple of times, talked about how climbing is the best, walked 20 min to get to the rock formation and my oh my was it beautiful, it had been so long since I had climbed outside and my soul was singing the entire time, Tristan anchored all of the 4 climbs and was so patient with us even though he forgot his climbing shoes (sad face), never have i met such a mature first year in my life, completed 2/4 climbs and headed back to cville

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Lied out on my yoga mat on my front porch when I got back home because the weather was just too nice to stay inside, the outdoors has honestly been the cure to my sickness. I’ve never healed faster in my life.

Sunday

Church: talked about realtionships… classic

Hotcakes with Emily: got our free tea and caught up on life

IX Park and popsicles: lying out on blankets in the sun with good company is the best

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Passionfruit popsicle

NICU: shadowed a nicu nurse for 4 hours and LOVED it.

If every weekend was like this, I would die happy. I came to the realization that I need to move to a place with warmer weather and a great outdoors life. Thank you God for such a blessed weekend!

Psalm 27

1 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
    of whom shall I be afraid?

When evildoers assail me
    to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
    it is they who stumble and fall.

Though an army encamp against me,
    my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
    yet I will be confident.

One thing have I asked of the Lord,
    that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
    and to inquire in his temple.

For he will hide me in his shelter
    in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
    he will lift me high upon a rock.

And now my head shall be lifted up
    above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
    sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
    be gracious to me and answer me!
You have said, “Seek my face.”
My heart says to you,
    “Your face, Lord, do I seek.”
    Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
    O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
    O God of my salvation!
10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
    but the Lord will take me in.

11 Teach me your way, O Lord,
    and lead me on a level path
    because of my enemies.
12 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
    for false witnesses have risen against me,
    and they breathe out violence.

13 I believe that I shall lookf]”>[f] upon the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living!
14 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong, and let your heart take courage;
    wait for the Lord!

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January 2017 Wrap Up

A lot happened in January. I went to The World Missions Summit and got stuck in ATL for 2 extra days almost missing my trip to Puerto Rico with my family the next day. God revealed more of His heart towards missions to me and how to build His kingdom at UVA.

Core group growth: They coordinated going to Rev Soup, Broomball, Chap’s icecream together and the idea of community is starting to click for all of them. One girl even started a google spreadsheet for snack sign ups for core group! And multiple girls are inviting girls to mnl for the first time.

New MNL series: It’s on love, sex and dating and to be honest I was having mixed feelings towards it. I knew it would be an entertaining series and would allow more non-believers to come and that’s always super exciting. But I knew it would be a convicting series for myself. I’ll come back to this in Feb when the series is completed.

Rotunda Dinner: The nursing school held a catered dinner in the rotunda for a couple of nursing students and it was just nice to get all dressed up and go to a fancy event feeling pretty. There was also an air of comfort knowing that the room would be filled with mostly women. Although it did make me realize how little I knew my class. I have spent so much time investing in Chi Alpha that I had failed to reach out to my nursing class. And that is something I want to change this semester.

Vintage lunch: Every Friday at 1pm Theological Horizon’s hosts lunch and a theological talk. It’s been my recent obsession/place of rest because people from different fellowships will come and there’s no pressure to introduce myself and do small talk. I can be still.

Give a year meeting: After the WMS, chi alpha hosted their second give-a-year meeting for the school year. They opened it up to all years and it was awesome to see one of the girls from my core group come and see everyone praying for each other’s future plans when it came to international missions.

Thailand update: I got the OK for the dates I had planned from the missionary I will be working with and turned in my application to the organization. Praying for patience and God’s provision during this time of waiting for the next step to take! 

Doing fun things for myself: This month I made it a goal to go to the events that I’ve always wanted to go to even if I had no one else to go with. I visited a Mcintire art exhibit where people over the age of 60 were the only attendants. It was catered by hotcakes and the art was beautiful, which made my heart sing in joy along with my tummy. Also, went bouldering with my new climbing shoes and felt super badass not having to rent out shoes.

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All in all. It’s been a good month. January, you were good to me. Thank you, Lord!

Also, my latest music obsession is Sam Kim. WOWOWOWOW ❤

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The World Missions Summit (extended version)

Jan 4th-9th 

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A conference in Houston, Texas where 6,000 students and hundreds of missionaries from all over the world came together for a conference that only happens once every fours years to celebrate God’s will for our lives, worship Him, and catch the vision for missions. There were 5 gatherings, 4 meals with the missionaries, an exhibit hall where missionaries were set up based on location and talked to students casually, experience sessions where missionaries would formally talk about their area, and breakout sessions which focused on specifics (support raising, church planting, etc.).

I came in expectant knowing that the Lord would answer my prayers from the previous post. Continue Reading->

Pre-World Missions Summit

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On January 4th, I will be catching a flight out of Dulles airport to Houston, Texas to go to the World Mission Summit, a XA conference that happens only once every four years. Missionaries from all over the world come to share their experiences on the mission field to college students across the nation. Needless to say, I am incredibly excited for it. I will be expectantly praying for a few things.

  1. That my heart would be in a posture of worship and that I would be fully present in His presence.
  2.  That the Lord would bring me peace towards finalizing missionary summer plans.
  3. Discernment and divine appointments when it comes to speaking truth to brothers and sisters.
  4. That the Lord would convict me and break my heart for what breaks His.
  5. Safe travels for everyone traveling.

I will write another post afterwards on how God answers these five prayers and my overall experience.

Psalm 145