Oh it is most definitely time for an update. What an awful lot has happened! I actually don’t really know where to begin. Daddy has been so good to me and has blessed me with so many beautiful surprises.
I suppose there’s two main things and I’m going to talk about one of them in detail here.
The first thing is the Lord opening up an avenue into relationship that I didn’t expect at this stage, but it is truly wonderful and I’m learning so much. However this is still moving and shaping and I want to wait a while before going into further detail. I just love how it’s teaching me to grow though and I think you’ll see a lot of this through my blog.
What I want to talk about here is the second thing that’s happened recently. I’m going to be going to Mozambique this summer for Harvest School. This is a two month long evangelistic missions school founded and run by Heidi and Rolland Baker and is followed by an extended outreach to another nation. I’ll arrive in Mozambique at the beginning of June and come home in September. I can’t wait to go. The Lord was so clear as to whether I should apply and I got my acceptance just a few days ago. Those emails have started a crazy cascade of events and there is a huge amount for me to do between now and June, but I know that God has things in hand and so it’ll all get done when it needs to get done. I have to organise visas, flights, vaccinations, applications, reading lists, fundraising…. the list goes on! I’m just so excited to be starting this process again and know that I’ll grow so much more over this time period.
Honestly, I think the journey never ends. There isn’t a point where you can stop and say “This is it, I have become who I was made to be”. It’s a shifting, changing, molding process and I’m so thankful to the Father for pursuing me and taking me further down the narrow path.
So I want to make a plea here. You can find out all about what I’ll be doing this summer here:
If you feel like you can, please take time out to read about what I’ll be doing and then ask the Lord whether you should support me either in prayer or in finance. If you decide you’d like to give may the Lord bless you and your finances in that. I have to raise at the very least $3000, but it’s likely to be almost double that if I get a place on the outreach I have applied for.
So if you feel able you have a couple of options for giving. The first is to use the donate button on the side of my blog. The second is to donate through the website:
If you choose to use this method please make sure to enter my name (Catherine Ward) under the ‘Tuition Payment’ column.
Iris has also requested this:
“1. Send us an email notifying us of your payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. On the Subject Line write: HS20 Tuition Payment from [your name]
3. Your full name, address, phone and email address.
4. In the Message Body, state the following:
HS20 – Deposit, Tuition, or Extended Outreach code.
Include all details of how your payment was made (check, money order, credit card, wire transfer), any transaction numbers or special information, name of sending bank.
If someone other than the student is making a payment on their behalf, it is very important that they clearly state in the transaction and by email, who the student is and the session number and other personal details as outlined in the email notification instructions above. Only the student will be notified of the payment and the student will receive a payment receipt by email after the payment has been fully processed. This can take 1-2 weeks.”
This helps them to ensure payments are coming from and going to the right places.
I want to thank you so much for reading this and partnering with me in this exciting movement of God. If you have any questions please feel free to email me or contact me by other means. May the Lord bless you as you prayerfully consider whether you should support me and what form that should take.