February 17, 2018

her leap of faith...

She is more than half-way through her latest and greatest adventure...
We counted down the months, then weeks, and before it hardly seemed possible, she was commissioned in our church to serve with the Lutheran Young Adult Corps. In August she flew to St. Louis, with excitement in her heart, for two weeks of training before she finally made it to Boston, her city of service. A ten month commitment.

With her new roommates {and I imagine, lifelong friends!} she has explored the city, and embraced her new lifestyle. Hearing the joy in her voice brings tears to my eyes... she is really living. Thriving! It thrills me.

Last month there was an article in Lutherans Engage about what these amazing young women are doing in Boston. Between the two Lutheran churches in the city, they are building a college ministry and serving in an after-school preschool program. They take time to work with New England Seafarers Mission and the homeless. But they are not just serving... they are growing in faith as they stretch themselves and their hearts. {Read the article here!}
I know May will come too quickly for her... and that she will forever cherish this season in her life. My prayer is that there will be an open door for her somewhere at the end of this... that this journey will help her find the next. I know God hears every prayer, and I'm excited to see just how He answers it.
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2 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Yay Laura! I've loved watching from instagram! I know she'll have so many stories to tell of how God opened doors and led them during this time. Off to read the article!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with all the great work Laura and her peers are doing there. I'll tag along in that prayer that something comes along when this is done that will keep her energized and happy in service. XO