Monday, February 28, 2011

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. [Galatians 5:1]

I'm sorry I haven't been blogging much lately.  Honestly, life has been pretty crazy.  Let me update you.

I'm going to India this summer for the entire month of July.  Leaving June 28, coming home August 2.  The organization I'm going with is called Advancing Native Missions, but we'll be working with Bombay Teen Challenge. It's sort of funny, I'm going with several older women (not terribly old, but no one my age).  We'll be spending some time in Mumbai, but most of our time will be spend in Ashagram, Jubilee homes, or the AIDS home.  Ashagram (Village of Hope) is a large compound with a home for women who have been rescued out of sex slavery and are learning a trade, the Bible, receiving counseling, etc.  Also within the Village of Hope there is a boys home, for street boys and the sons/nephews of prostitutes.  The Jubilee homes are for the daughters of prostitutes, street girls, at risk children, etc.  The AIDS home is for HIV positive children and AIDS orphans.  I'll probably spend time at all of them, finding my fit for where to spend most of my time after visiting them all.  More than likely I will be helping to teach English, perhaps some Bible classes, and other things.  I'm not entirely sure what the Lord has in store specifically for me to do, but I know I'm going to be loving these children in the name of Jesus.  :)  

I'm graduating an entire year early.  Not just one semester like I thought.  I'm graduating from Liberty University, May 2012, with a Bachelor's degree in Health Promotion: CHES, at the prime age of 20.  

I also may have a position lined up to be a health clinic coordinator in India for an extended period, following my graduation of college, but I'll save you all that information.  

In other news, Jesus is amazing.  I FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY UNDERSTAND MY IDENTITY IN CHRIST.  I am more than a conqueror.  I am a saint.  I don't have to live by the Old Covenant any longer.  It is for freedom that Christ has set me free.  I have authority in Christ.  Holy Spirit lives inside of me!  The KINGDOM IS WITHIN ME (Luke 17:21)!  I don't have to ask God for more of Him or fire to fall on me, because HE IS ALREADY DWELLING WITHIN ME!  I have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit!  

If you're interested in learning about what I'm talking about, feel free to check out my other blog or these resources:

For scripture on your identity in Christ, click here.