I’ve always dreamed of going to the Philippines. Never really thought it would happen. I’ve followed every Compassion blogging trip. I dreamed of going on one. Never really thought it would happen.
Shortly after my first daughter was born, I took a web design class online. Just for fun.
The fun turned into a home based business and through a “random” string of events I ended up helping an artist named Shaun Groves set up his first real blog site.
Then, late last year, I got this message on Twitter from Shaun, who runs the Compassion Blogging Trips:
I literally had to sit down when I read it. Now, this is God just showing off.
A Beautiful Discovery
In less than 2 weeks, I’ll be leaving to go to the Philippines on the Compassion Blogging Trip.
Last week as I was looking for my immunization records, I found some letters my mother (who was from the Philippines. (<-- That's her over there.) wrote to my Grandmother. There were also letters from my Filipino Grandmother (Lola) to my American Grandmother (Grandma). Somehow I'd never read them. Tears. The letters from my Lola to my Grandma were filled with mentions of how much my brother and I looked like my mom and how they knew God had a plan for what happened (my mom passed away when I was a baby) but that it was so hard. And the letters from my Mom...she wrote about how much she loved my Daddy and how hard it was to feel so sick all the time. But both letters were filled with such a deep, intertwined faith. I wish I could have known them both.
The Next Chapter
I can’t wait to see what God is going to do next. I can’t wait to meet the children He’s planned for me to meet since I was a child. I can’t wait to see how Compassion helps all these kids who look just like me.
I can’t wait to see how He’ll intertwine you into this whole story.
Will You Share His Story?
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It’s not about Compassion. It’s not about the Philippines. It’s not about me.
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