You know how people say that just when you have your plans made, God comes in and rearranges them? Well, it would appear that God had some rearranging to do in my plans to return to Kona!
I have deeply loved my time with Youth With A Mission over the past 2 years. It has been an incredible time of growth and opportunity to learn more about the Lord and what his calling is on my life. God has truly blessed me by using this summer to reveal to me what my heart desires, what skills God has given me, and how he wants me to use this next season to become even more equipped for his dream.
Having said that, I believe that God has directed me towards going to University to get a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Global Studies with a focus on Human Development and Environmental Sustainability. This program will give me practical training that will prepare me to work on an international level to bring positive change in the developing world. I believe this is a great platform to effect change in a practical way that will show that the love of God meets every need, be it spiritual or physical.
I am currently in the process of applying to Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, B.C. Because I am applying late in the year, it is possible that I won't be able to begin the program until January, but I am praying that I will be accepted for this September. I am also looking into getting off-campus housing and am praying that I will be directed to the right housemate. If you could join me in these prayers, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you so much for you support in prayer and finances over these past 2 years! I really appreciate how you've supported me as I've "taken the road less traveled," and I look forward to continuing to share my journey with y'all!