Wednesday, May 19, 2010

i'll BE there... two weeks from today...

I think I'm beginning to go into incapable-of-moving-because-I'm-so-amazed-at-how-fast-these-past-few-weeks-have-gone-by mode (also known as SHOCK but that doesn't clarify my feelings well enough).

There is still so much that I need to do before leaving next, next many people I want to many books/articles I want to many useful phrases I need to learn in Spanish (how do you say "Hi, my name is __" again??) many things to fit in a hiking backpack... ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

I need a list! I need a schedule! I need a personal secretary!

I am absolutely incapable of typing the words "I need to let go" without putting them in quotation marks. I'm so afraid that if I let go and trust God to get my luggage to Peru with me it just won't happen. I'm terrified that if I don't put in hours of studying Spanish over the next few days, I'll forget everything I know once my feet hit Latin American soil. I can't even consider the fact that I won't be able to talk to my parents or my friends whenever I'd like for two entire months. What if something happens while I'm gone and I MISS IT??

This is where the "ADVENTURE" part of "Adventure in Peru" comes into play, Amber. Don't you WANT an adventurous summer? Don't you WANT to see God glorified in ways that you've never seen before? Don't you WANT the challenge and the growth that comes with having nothing to lean on but the Rock of Ages? Yes. Yes. Yes.

So here I go... Trusting in the Lord with ALL my heart... not depending on my own understanding... acknowledging HIM in all my ways (by His grace and His grace alone)... knowing He will direct my path... and my to-do list.


  1. I love you. I'm glad we've had the past three years to learn from each other. God knew we needed each other. Thanks for putting up with me. lol Can't wait to see what you LETTING GO produces for the Kingdom of Light. =) God's gonna be awesome.

  2. BERKELL!! I really love you a lot! You are amazing! God is going to great things this summer, and you're going to witness them! That is so terribly cool and frightening! (allow me to be corny) Just because you can't talk to us doesn't mean we won't be thinking about you and praying for you all the time! This summer is going to be amazing!

  3. Hey Amber! Fyi this is grace. (garaywa grace) so yeah. Anyway It has been ages since I talked to you and just happened to stumble across your blog. well its really cool that you are going to peru. How long are you gonna be gone? Well call or text me if you get a chance. love ya!

  4. hermanita, por favor! sabes como decir "hola, me llamo amber!" jaja eres loca. escucha, debes que confiar en tu Dios para todo, sabes que el va darte todo que necesitas y protegerte y ayudarte con cada proyecto en Peru :) recuerdas como el ha ayudado en el pasado...EL es tu fortaleza, tu luz, tu salvacion, tu amigo, tu vida, tu TODO...con EL puedes hacer todo. te quiero mi amiga!! te extraño, ya quiero verte. sabes que yo estoy orando mucho para ti.....

    amor amor y besos!!