Eleven weeks ago Justin and I arrived to the White House Hostel exhausted from travel but eager to settle into our new home here in Sligo. We walked into the living room full of our fellow DTS students all looking as eager and nervous as we were. All I can remember thinking was, ‘Don’t mess this up, Korina. You’re infamous for terrible first impressions”. Luckily, I didn’t overdose them with sarcasm and obscure movie quotes too much and we seemed to inch our way through conversation one person at a time.
Now I look back at that time and laugh because of how far we have come with this group. I feel like the Wendy to their Lost Boys (Justin is Rufio by the way) Our hearts are so full of love for these hooligans. Our last week here is bittersweet, especially to say goodbye to the Lebanon outreach team. We leave from Morocco a bit earlier than the rest of the team so we won’t get the same glorious post-outreach reunion. I’ve watched the Lord work in such huge and overwhelming ways in all of their lives, but even more shocking, in my own ;)
We leave for our outreach on Saturday. To say it is a miracle that we get to go is understatement. Against all odds, God has provided ALL OUR OUTREACH FEES!!!!
That’s right, the God we serve has provided all the funding we needed to pay off our school AND then some. We are overwhelmed at His generosity and faithfulness. He used His faithful people to partner with us in support and make a way for us to reach the Muslim nation of Morocco. We are humbled and so excited at the same time.
This is the God we serve, the God who provides.
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We return stateside the 19th of January. After a short visit to Catalina we will make our way back up the mountains to Oakhurst. We are still planning on staffing full time with YWAM Yosemite and we CANNOT wait to engage in ministry locally, especially after this last week of lecture. We had a great speaker, Jon Eastlick, teach on the dreaded “E” word….Evangelism. Hahaha, but seriously, we are so energized and excited about our role in the town of Oakhurst and loving and serving its people.
Because we are entering into staffing full time once we return, we are asking our friends and family to consider and pray about supporting us monthly more long term. In all honesty, $20 or even $15 a month goes a long way in God’s economy. Your support will help us cover our staffing costs and personal costs to allow us to work on our ministry full time. If we can Skype with you while on outreach or even buy you a coffee once we get home, we would love to share our vision and how you can be a part of it.
On another note- baby girl is getting faaaaat. She is a mover and a shaker. All signs point to happy healthy baby and momma. Ribs are still a killer but she's worth it. We are entering into week 28 and the THIRD TRIMESTER whatthewhat?! This has been such an amazing journey and I am still so in awe that I get to participate in something so amazing.
For now I leave you with a plethora of photos from this last week (Shout out to Leah for the rad maternity shots!) …..enjoy!