there was so much anticipation.
and there was so much hesitation.
What am I talking about?
Back, soon after I graduated from the university into the “what am I going to do now” while working whatever odd jobs I was able to get, a dear girl I met when babysitting for her parents bible study – went on the World Race.
She was anything but ordinary in her approach: she got professional photos done (from a friend I think – but they were amazing) -She did art, made jewelry, washed cars, cleaned houses, painted peoples houses, babysat – etc. until the money came in enough and she launched! -and the the flood of posts and pictures started showing up. One of which i’ll never forget.
She was sitting in a bathtub and her hair was all shaved off, laying all around her in the little pale tub, and she was grinning up at the camera; claiming beauty was more than flesh and appearance.
At that moment I was hooked. It was on my bucket list to go on this world race thingy.
Then in the fall of 2015 I found out that there was a participation age limit. And that I had just over two years until I could no longer go.
There’s so much more to share! -about how 2016 looked, about how I struggled and about how God was faithful to bring me to this moment, but for now I’ll make my first plea:
I did it guys! I went through the very long and thorough interview and application process and on Valentine’s Day at 11:49pm I was accepted to join a ministry for a year starting in August (training)/October (launch)!!!!
Adventures in Missions is an interdenominational missions organization that focuses on discipleship.
Since they started in 1989, they’ve sent out over 100,000 people into the mission field, to work alongside preexisting ministries inside the countries they regularly spend time in, visit, and work alongside the local people of -to encourage and build up the people there while using the exposure and daily life working alongside the natives as a living and active discipleship tool for their staff.
They believe that by giving people the opportunity to go out and be with real people in real life: holding orphans, bringing hope to the hopeless, and praying for the sick and seeing the power and faithfulness of God in the most unlikely places and situations, alongside others that lives are transformed.
They seek to disciple as Jesus did; with the vision that God would use their ministry to raise up a generation of radically committed disciples of Jesus Christ!
PLEASE: pray for me as I prepare to go:
1. that my faith would be built up in order that I might be the hands and feet of Christ to others,
2. That whatever I experience (as I prepare to go this fall and am in ministry with this organization for the next year) that it would empower me to encourage and build up those who will go thru the same doubts or fears or circumstances I will encounter
3. That hearts would be open to financially support the work God desires to do
4. That I would be bold as a lion!
PLEASE PRAY FOR ME and also the people I will be laboring alongside! Pray that we would cast off everything that hinders, fight the good fight, be open and teachable and vulnerable, and of one heart and mind!
If you’re interested or feel a calling or have finances Gods calling you to sow into ministry please feel free to send money to Adventures in Missions!
If you specifically would like to help raise support for me (as my position is a raising support based position at this non-profit based ministry) you can visit my blog and follow the donate link to support me. http://carolynrmiller.theworldrace.org
Basically you’ll be sending/donating money to AIM/Adventures in Missions with my name as a tagline – for all tax purposes. Also since its a non profit the money has to be given as a whole and money allocated to staff through the organization!!!
Thanks for your prayers and reading my update on what – and with who -I’ll be doing life with this fall and 2018!!!
More updates to come :))
PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE: Adventures In Missions is a tax-exempt organization under IRS code 501(c)(3) and is a member of the ECFA. (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). Due to IRS and ECFA regulations governing the administration of tax deductible donations given in support of a particular trip/program, support contributions given on behalf of an individual will be used to offset the costs of the trip/program you are involved in. All contributions are non-refundable regardless of the participant’s success in completing the program.