Since that time a lot has happened and I just wanted to tell you how amazing our God is and that His plan is worth the wait.
The start of my story is about 9 months ago, I had a few months left until I graduated from college and was getting nervous about not having anything to do after I was done. I was looking at
internships because that is what I felt like God was calling me to do. Being young, finished with college, and having no debt, I had a lot of freedom to go and do without the burden to work and make money. Well after looking at over a dozen internships that were not the right fit I was getting discouraged and thinking I wasn’t going to find anything. So I decided to stop looking for awhile.
After about a week of not looking I thought of Samaritan’s Purse,
which is a surprise that I had not thought of it before because I had thought of most major Christian relief organizations. So I went on their website and looked up internships, a page popped up and the first thing I saw was an accounting internship! For those who don’t know my major is accounting and so I clicked on the link and the more I read the more perfect it sounded and I got this feeling that this was it!
Well I went upstairs and showed the information to my mom and said, “This is it, I think I’m going to do this, I am so excited!” I talked this over with my parents and I applied with high hopes. A month after I applied I got a mass e-mail saying that I didn’t get in and asked if I would like to apply for the next 6 month period when they would look at the applicants in April.
Well I was very disappointed and confused because I thought God
was telling me that I was supposed do this. Also the discontentment and worry of what I was going to do after I finished college returned. Still I agreed to put my application in for the next round.
Jump forward about 5 months when I was in Greece and God was showing me the process of waiting, that I need to trust Him and that He had a perfect plan for me. So I had peace that God had a plan for my life and I just didn’t know what. By this time I had forgotten about Samaritan’s Purse so it was a surprise about three weeks after I got home from Greece that I had an e-mail from
Samaritan’s Purse saying they would like an interview with me.
That started a long process (which is a whole different story) that ends up with me leaving for South Sudan in the middle of July.
As my grandparents like to say, “Hindsight is always 20/20” looking back I can see that it was totally the right thing for me to wait these extra six months to get this internship. To start with I
learned to trust God more than I would have if I would have gotten it right away. Also I was able to visit a far away friend before she married, go to Greece, vacation in Florida with my family for the first time, and be with my family while my dad was sick. I am sooooo happy with God’s plan for my life and can’t wait to see what He has in store for me in the future.
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