Wednesday, March 24, 2010

.sew awesome.

Wow. Like seriously, wow! I so can't believe that this time tomorrow I'll be in a plane on my way to Indonesia! How exciting!

And you want to know what is even more exciting??
170 items of clothing for the orphans!! Now THAT is AWESOME! I am completely stunned and amazed and gobsmacked at how much has suddenly come together! I seriously can't think of any words that I can write here to describe the joy I am feeling. Everything fails to come close!

I have some wonderful photos to share with you all, but as you can imagine, I'm a bit pressed for time today! I just wanted to write a quick post, and also to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped with Sew Blessed. To everyone who has made something, donated something, bought something, given money, prayed for me, and encouraged me - you are all such wonderful people. And you all know who you are - and I'm so grateful for each and every one of you.

Well, I won't be back till after Easter - so be prepared for some long posts and lots and lots of photos!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

So close!

I seriously can't believe that this time next week I will be in Indonesia! As much as I'm really excited, I'm also incredibly nervous and anxious. I keep thinking of all these things I want and need to be doing between then and now and wondering how I'm going to get it all done.

I was actually starting to get a bit stressed this week and feeling very unprepared for the trip. Not just physically and emotionally, but spiritually. Over the last couple of weeks, I haven't really had much time to sit and pray about the trip and really dedicate it to God.

But thankfully I was able to take some time out this week and really sit and pour my heart out to God. And His wonderful peace instantly invaded me and took away all the stress and worry I had been feeling. I stopped looking at the problems around me and turned my focus and attention back onto God. This is His trip to worry about and plan - not mine, so that has taken a great weight off my shoulders.

So, we fly out at 10:55am Friday morning (the 26th,) and I'll be back on the 5th of April. I can't wait to share with you all about my trip when I get back. Hopefully I'll have some amazing stories and experiences to share.
I will probably put another post up here before I leave, and I might get my mum to update this for me whilst I'm over in Indonesia, but I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone. Thank you to all of the kind and generous people who have donated fabric, elastic, finished items, bought items, blankets and toys. You are such amazing people and I'm so blessed by you! And a thank you for all the prayers and support I have recieved for this trip and journey - it wouldn't be possible without prayer! At the moment I have nearly 100 items to take over to Papua - how awesome is that!?! I wouldn't be anywhere near that target without wonderful donations. I'm so excited to see what God is going to do during this trip - I know He has big plans!

And finally, check out the pictures of some of the donated items I have been recieving. These have come from wonderful ladies in my church - thank you so much ladies!!