Blessed and Refreshed

26 Jul

Well time certainly flies by and it seems like it has been for me. A few major changes have happened in my life too which also makes life a bit more exciting! One of those changes being that I have resigned from my job. This was a big step for me and required a lot of faith and trust in God  for what may come next but I’m looking forward to see what God is going to do on my behalf. He is ever faithful and has promised to be so!

Because of this change, I had the opportunity to fly out to Chicago to once again minister at IBLP, the former organization I used to serve at three years ago. The girls “Journey to the Heart” was this past week and I was blessed to be one of the team leaders. I had an amazing assistant who helped me tremendously! Our team consisted of 11 sweet girls ranging from 14 to 26 years old. Over the next 10 days, we had a great time seeking the Lord together. There were times of counseling, sharing, praying, reading, singing, fellowshipping, and sometimes just times of laughter or tears. To see God work in hearts and lives is thrilling. There are some that come with past hurts, some with current struggles, and some without a Saviour. We saw young women saved by the grace of God, relationships restored, and hearts revived. I trust that as these women settle back into the normal routine of life, they will continue to walk in freedom and joy as they love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ and those around them.

I stayed for a few extra days here in Chicago to catch up with some old friends – it’s been great. I’ll be heading home for two days and then flying out to Georgia to visit with my uncle and family. I’m certainly enjoying my summer so far and feeling mighty blessed! 🙂

My awesome team!

Session with Mr. Gothard
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Group Session up in the Northwoods of MichiganIMG_2133

Such beauty!
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Time of singing, sharing, and teaching

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Time for some relaxation and fun at Lake Superior!

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My awesome assistant!DSC_0070

Group photo with Mr. Gothard and team leaders/assistantsIMG_2188

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4 Responses to “Blessed and Refreshed”

  1. Jennifer July 27, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Oh, this makes me miss IBLP so bad! I went there for a Journey to the heart in March and loved it so much! I am very excited to hear that you resigned from you job, because I also have done this two months ago. At the time the only ministry opportunity in sight was a one week camp that I was a counselor at, but since then God has opened other doors that I am very excited about. God has not let me down and I know he wont let you down either! I can’t wait to hear what God has in store for you!!!

  2. Lauren Christine July 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Looks like a wonderful trip! How beautiful! 🙂 Praying you are very, very blessed in your new endeavors. Hugs!

  3. Sarah Parris August 27, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Sara, you were such a refreshment and HUGE enoiuragement to me, throughout the entire week! God alone knows how timely your advice and heart to heart talks were, they changed my perspective. God gave me a grateful heart and continues to heal the broken hearted. I miss you so much, and thank the Lord for allowing our paths to cross. You’ve been a great help through all the verses and godly counsel. Thank you very much for taking time to listen and graciously give me help in a time of great need. You’re right, He won’t withhold any good thing from us! May the Lord continue to show you His path of life for you. God bless you!!!

  4. Nikevvfree September 13, 2015 at 12:05 am #

    Best wishes! it really is beneficial to others!

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