In case you didn't know, I am about to head overseas to the land of... well, I don't really know what it is the land of, but I'm going to Birmingham, England for the next 10 days!
I will be traveling with a team of 6 students and 2 faculty members of CCU. We will be encouraging the current missionaries and working with them to impact the community they serve. Of course, we will have a little bit of time to go site-seeing, but that is not the main thing we are going for. I'm very excited to see what is to come from this trip. I honestly don't know what to expect, being that this is my first time out of the country for a missions trip.
In other news, as of this week, I became the latest employee of Crossview Christian Church in Waynesville, OH! I am the youth ministry intern with an emphasis on jr high students. Crossview is a growing church and they have outgrown one youth minister and would like for this internship to turn into a full time job at the end. I fully believe it is a great opportunity and as doors shut in other places I was looking, this one swung wide open for me to walk through it, giving me a pretty good idea that this is somewhere God wants me for a while. I look forward to what will happen there, but that will start when I get back. My first day on that job is May 29, so only a few days after returning to the states! Please pray for me for both of these situations, that I may have wisdom and guidance from above with every step of the way.
With much love, jcc.