Summer 2007 I went to Zambia, Africa to work with orphans. "Jehovah Jireh" was part of one of the worship songs we sang often. Since many of the songs were in nyanja I simply sang the words without checking the meaning.
Fast forward a year: I am now in a women's bible study at church. Last week the Beth Moore book talked about some of the names of God. One of the names discussed was Jehovah Jireh- God the provider. It was amazingly encouraging to me. How precious that those children who had nothing could belt out the lyrics, shouting, "Jehovah Jireh" with complete confidence and faith. Even a year later I am being taught by those kids.
Over the past year it has been confirmed that one of my passions is orphaned children. I have always had a passion for different cultures and now I can see the desire to combine both children and different cultures to pursue international missions. I recently found a very expensive mission trip that involves five different continents.... all working with children. I am committing myself to working hard to raising the money to go on this trip. Game on... no starbucks, drinking, eating out, random trips... ect. Lets see how I can do! Perhaps I should say, let's see how much faith I have in what God can do.
Below are pictures that motivate me to save for my next trip abroad!