Monday, May 23, 2011


While I do not miss doing dolphin interactions everyday, and I do trust that God is calling me to Uganda to teach, I have recently been missing being around animals. I have always loved animals, and growing up as a year-round swimmer, I always loved the water. I think working at Discovery Cove was an overdose of water though. I felt like I lived in it. I have no clue what the future holds. I know that the next two years I will continue to teach and I get to live in Africa (certainly a dream come true)! Will God call me into long-term missions? Will he call me to come back and teach in the States? Will I go back to animal training? Or something completely new? I don't know, and I'm not too concerned about it all right now, just reminiscing I suppose, and maybe dreaming a little.

Playing with dolphins and a few of my fav kiddos, the Swains! Love them!

This summer I'm planning to spend a couple of weeks in Orlando. I'm so looking forward to seeing friends while I'm down there. While Orlando wasn't my fav city, it is definitely home to some of my FAV people, and I can't wait to see them (and hopefully some old animal friends too :))!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Final Stretch

Have I mentioned that 85% of my support has been pledged and I am just shy of having all of my one-time costs! I am in awe of God’s provision. Each of my financial and prayer supporters are a valuable part of this ministry. I am grateful to each and every one of you, and it comforts me to know that you are behind me, caring for me as God is bringing me to the mission field.

There are 27 school days until the end of the year. I started packing up a few things and it is really beginning to hit me that the time for me to go is so near. My pre-field training is scheduled for August 1-19th and then, as long as 100% of my support has been pledged, I will be able to move.

If anyone has been waiting until it is time for me to go to give, now is the time J It is time to start making final preparations, but I do have to be at 100% in order to book my plane ticket. Faithful prayer supporters will you please pray that God will raise up the last bit support quickly. I need $325 in monthly pledges.