by Lo, Children at Risk DTS student
It’s hard to believe that in just three short days I will be boarding a plane to India. It has been such a long time coming, and words can’t describe the excitement and emotions I am feeling. It’s as if my whole life has led up to this moment, to this path, to this destiny. That may seem a little melodramatic, but if you’ve waited your whole life to find the will of God for your life you might understand what I mean.
The past three years since I graduated high school have been non-stop searching: searching for adventure, purpose, and joy. Throughout all of my different endeavors–whether that be university to become a molecular biologist, fashion school, or community college to become a teacher–I found nothing but disappointment and uncertainty. I was searching for something, and looking back I think I knew what it was all along.
When I was on different outreaches with my church I remember always being in my element. I realized that if I could, I would be in missions forever.
Being here for the last three months is like finally coming home. Everything about YWAM Madison confirms that this is what I was made for. I was created for a great adventure with God, and I finally found it! Though my time here at times has been rough, everything about it was worth it. I was able to finally break down the walls I built, live in true freedom with Christ, and agree with who I am and what my destiny is.
Looking forward to India, I come with only one expectation: that I will encounter God. People find it weird that I’m not worried about the danger or darkness that inevitably surrounds India. How could I possibly be afraid when I know I have God on my side? I have experienced God in such a real way the last three months that I can do nothing but fully trust and follow Him.
I’m most excited for the culture and kids I will meet! I can’t wait to see what it is like, and live in God’s destiny to help bring change. Even if I only help one person or if I never see the fruit of my work, it will be worth it just knowing I’m walking it out with God.