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Saturday, June 14, 2008

I am here!

Hello GBC family and friends!
Okay, so as many of you know I am a VERY heavy packer if you have gone a recent missions with the church. So finding out that the two extremely heavy luggage’s that I have brought wasn’t going to work and that they only recommended one bag for the trip was not only in my mind out of the question, but impossible. How in the world was I supposed to pack two months worth of stuff into one bag that was less the fifty pounds?!? But miraculously by the grace of God I have one pack that is going to be VERY close to the fifty pound breaker. Praise God for that!
It is 1:30 a.m. of day one of my training here in Owensboro, KY and from the moment I got here I knew without a shadow of a doubt that this was exactly where God wanted me to be. The butterflies are gone for now and I am having a blast! We will be here is Owensboro until Monday and then Driving down to Nashville to catch our flights on Tuesday.
Walking into the church where everyone met for dinner last night I was wondering how in the world we were all going to be prepared to fly out on Tuesday and go lead worship on the other side of the world only knowing each other for such a short time? But God is revealing himself in such a profound way through each testimony from the team members that I hear. Our hearts have been softened and our lives are being poured into each other in such a real way. I honestly have to say I haven’t felt the Holy Spirit in such a powerful way in a long time and with people whom I just met but yet know so completely. The stories of each of our lives are so completely different and yet have led us all here for this summer.
I am so excited to see what God has in store in and around me this summer. I am ready see GREAT and POWERFUL things! I am ready to be transformed and ready to be led by the Holy Spirit. Know that I have not only made eight new friends but have added eight amazing people to my life that are going to be my family for the next two months. Please keep us in your prayers and know that God is profoundly moving already. Also know that I am where I am supposed to be. God is making a path for not only a new and amazing part of my life that is his, but opening a door to the path that I am supposed to be on. I am not just here to sing songs this summer but I am here to be transformed into the person God has birthed me to be and make His name famous.
“Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 12:1-2

May God bless you and transform you,
Amber

10 comments:

  1. Amber,
    All I can say regarding your post is an emphatic "Yes!" I cannot wait to hear all about what the Lord is doing through you and your team.

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  2. Can't wait to hear all that God is going to do this summer thru your obedience! Praying and thinking of you daily.
    Betsy

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  3. Amber,
    God is so awesome - He makes sure each little detail is covered. Your team sounds great - and again - He answers prayer. Love you, Mom

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  4. healedhelper@aol.comJune 15, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Amber,

    We are all praying for you, and can't wait to hear what God will be doing in and through you during these next two months.

    Sincerely,

    The Ramseys

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  5. Amber,
    Somehow I was not surprised about your packing problem. Wednesday you left your family here and as you could tell I was having a hard time with that - but I feel good about you leaving today with your "new" family to make this journey. Go now and see what GREAT things God has in store for your life. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Aunt Marsha

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  6. Amber,
    There is nothing like knowing that you are where the Lord wants you to be. We are praying for you and are so glad that this opportunity was given to you to serve our Lord.
    Ruth

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  7. Amber,
    I can't believe that you actually got everything that you need for two months in one bag....that's incredible. I'll make sure that I tell Bill that it is possible if you are to counsel any of his mission trips. I'm praying that all goes well!

    Staci

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  8. Amber,

    WOW! I can hear your excitment and enthusaism even in text! I am so excited for you...some amazing things have been happening in Gassaway too. I am sure you will get the details later! Love, Lori

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  9. Amber,

    I want you to know that the Worship Team is praying for you and that we miss you very much. I also wanted to tell you how very proud of you I am for your obedience. It was awesome to hear how God is already working and moving in your lives. I can't wait to hear more about what He is doing. I love you...

    xoxoxox
    Jenifer

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  10. Ephesians 2:10
    For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.We can't wait to hear what good works you are doing there. You will be in our prayers every day. God Bless you and keep you safe.Love, UnlceJim, Aunt Kathie Ken & Tim

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