A year of great change...

     As the year comes to an end we all have the tendency to reflect... reflect on the year that is almost over and all that it entailed. One thing that stands out for me, is that 2011 was a rather odd year! A year of great change which involved finishing school and taking big exams, i embarked on my first big mission trip to China to serve orphans on summer camps, I started university and so much more...

I feel that I have learned a lot about myself, yet at the same time there is so much more to discover. I guess thats just how God made us.

A year ago, I was quite nervous about 2011. I knew it would be a time of great change and that made me a bit, well actually quite apprehensive. One thought i jotted down was of how i hoped to grow in the coming year
''i wish for my relationship with God to grow much closer, that I would not only rely on him but let it become more of an actual relationship where i learn to serve him fully not just let him serve me''
Drawing on my China experiences, I hope i did serve him fully, i think i did at times. But i know i held a lot back on him, giving him only bits of me here and there. I caught a glimpse of what he can do, just a glimpse.

So, as i start to make plans for 2012 and pray that China is part of it, there are a few things that I can learn from 2011. Firstly, if i want to be part of mission work and serve him fully - i have to do what he wants and needs me to do. Also, i need to learn to love him more on a daily basis, I have seen first hand what he can do through me and it is my wish to see more of this.


But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 9-10


I caught a glimpse 

Beginnings

I have been asking myself the purpose of this blog... and I haven't been able to come up with one. I guess it's how I will express how I'm feeling with regard to mission work over the next while. We shall see where it goes.
If you randomly stumble across this, I apologize for its... well pointlessness!
Bit of background? Well this past summer (2011) I spend 2 amazing, mind-blowing, heart changing weeks in China serving on summer camps for China's often forgotten orphans where my Eyes were opened to this problem and the huge need of the orphans for love, and my heart was changed in that I feel God has changed my heart to see these children as his own and to want to fight for them.
Enough rambling for my first post.
In the future, I hope this blog will help me look back on how God has used me and directed me further.

''Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.''
Isaiah 1 : 17