Monday, May 19, 2014

Going Back!

There were a whirlwind couple of weeks in there during the end of March and beginning of April where my summer was shaped, re-shaped and re-shaped again.

At one point, it involved a month in Guatemala on a missions trip. Without anyone I knew.

That might've also meant seeing our sweet Esperanza face-to-face.

Oh, how sweet that would've been.

But - that wasn't God's plan for this summer.

God's plan for this summer is back here:

That's right. The whole fam is going back to the Philippines. In thirty-three days. Thirty-three days that I'm sure will feel extremely incredibly agonizingly long.


We'll be face-to-face with Rechelle - this friend and sister who has inspired me, taught me, loved me so much through letters for the past three years.

We'll meet Florianlyn again. See her family. Visit the church. Play on the beach.

We'll see the building that Eucharisteo built. The one that sweet Floianlyn wrote to us about, asking if we'd be there at it's opening and dedication. 

And we had to write back - no, sweet girl, we won't be there.

But now - I can hardly wait because in thirty-three days, we will be there.

I so wish we were allowed to write Florianlyn to tell her, but even if we were, we'd probably beat the letter there - it's that close! {And anyways, I wouldn't put her through the agony of ticking down the oh-so-slow days along with me. ;)}

For some reason time is ticking so so so slowly... June 21st, come faster! If someone could explain to me why Wednesday feels like it should be Friday and 3rd period feels like it should be 4th, that'd be fantastic.

My calendar on the wall that keeps me sane during exam and ISU time counts down to one, sunshine-circled day.

No matter how I count it down - 33 days, 3 essays & 4 exams, 4 week & 5 days, 1 month & 2 days - it can't come fast enough. 

Now in the meantime, could I ask a favour of you? Would you pray us there? Safe flights, open hearts, enough faith to let our amazing God do his amazing things. I can't say it enough - thank you.

I could squeal it from the mountains - this girl is going back! :)


  1. Ohhhh, I am sooo excited for you!!!!! I know you will have an absolutely incredible time!! I'll definitely keep you in my prayers <3

  2. So exciting!! My family and I are headed to Ethiopia in 29 days and I am SO READY to be there! We'll be able to meet our sweet sponsor child Yikram as well. Praying for y'all. How crazy is it that the same exact week we both will spreading the good news to all the nations. I'm praying for safety and smooth travels, for God to show up in crazy, mighty, God-ways and most of all for His name to be glorified!

    1. No way! Have you ever visited a Compassion project or met your child before? I'll definitely be praying for you as well, sweet friend! :)

    2. I haven't! This will be my first trip out of the country. To say I'm excited to spend a week hanging out with a bunch of precious Compassion sisters and brothers is a drastic understatement. Thanks for the prayers girl!

  3. Oh Alyssa, I am SO happy for you! I can't wait to read the stories and see the pictures - I'm totally gonna be "with you" every step of this crazy journey! Be sure to keep us updated! You're all in my prayers!

    1. Thanks, Shelley! I for sure will! I feel like we've all been all around the world together, us social media Compassion buds, through tracking with each other on various trips! ;)

  4. Yay! I hope you guys have a wonderful trip!! I can't wait to hear all about it! I'll be praying for you :)

  5. Ok so basically I'm just sitting here reading through my blog and your blog and the blogs of others going on trips, and I'm marveling at all God is allowing us to be a part of in furthering His kingdom. Even though I already commented on this, I am SO excited for you! We're both in single-digit territory now. :)

    Also, my sweet sponsor sister Rosa is from the Philippines! I hope to go someday to meet her face-to-face.

    Continued prayers for you, sister!


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