I’d really love that.
Let me give you an idea of what I’m up to:
First, I’m being put up front again.
I am leading a group of volunteers as we launch a brand-new student ministry with Oak Leaf Church in Canton, Georgia. I am very excited about this amazing opportunity to love on middle school, high school, and college students as well as their families and those who will be volunteering.
Please pray for me and the rest of the leadership that we will be totally on top of things and thoroughly challenge the kids to own their own faith. We want them asking questions, searching for answers, and discovering God. We do not want them to blindly repeat what leadership says in front of them.
I live and die by my successes and failures. It’s something I’ve been continually working on for many years. I’ve already messed up once in a pretty stupid way while at church and it has been really hard on me. Please pray that I can happily learn from mistakes and not dwell on them.
Second, I will be graduating this December. Finally.
Please pray that I finish this out really well. There are always a ton of group projects within my major and I usually get put in the group leader role. Managing my time wisely and investing energy in multiple groups (students, church, class A, B, & C) can be extremely draining. I want to form meaningful relationships in each of those groups, so please pray against the temptation to only partially invest.
Third, Jenny and I need to eat.
We are living off of what Jenny makes at the bank and the savings we put aside for me to finish school. However, when I graduate, I’m going to need to have a job lined up. Please pray not only that this job exists, but that it is a perfect fit for me and my family. Pray that this job will offer me fair pay, provide strong leadership, and be able to propel me into my next dream.
Fourth, I am SadHappy.
Or happysad. Depends on the day. This is a weird season for me because a lot of my close friends, people who are very important to me, are moving halfway around the world. I am super going to miss them. That is sad. But I’m also pumped about why they are leaving. And all their reasons are well prayed for and full of wisdom. So I’m happy, too.
On top of that, if we are able to achieve our goals, Jenny and I will also be traveling the world for a year of missions just about the same time those people are coming back.
I don’t know what kind of prayer to request for that, but I know I need it.
And Last, this is all very taxing.
Pray that I somehow stay fully rested and connected with God through these very busy four months. I can’t do anything without living in the center of God’s will. When I get exhausted and disconnected, my level of motivation disappears and my mouth says really dumb things.
Thank you for praying for me. Do me another favor? Leave a note just to let me know you are indeed praying for me. That way I can keep you posted. I love you guys.