Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Meetings and appointments

Hey guys,
I've been working hard since my first post on Monday. First, I was able to meet with LU Abroad yesterday morning. Meaning, I gave up my free morning where I would've slept in to go talk paper work. Only for the love of Christ. :) While I was there, Matt (The guy in charge), told me about classes I should sign up for, what meetings I have to go to, etc. He also called up my pastor, because we aren't sure if he sent in the reference form or not yet.
After that meeting I set up an appointment with my advisor for Thursday, again in the morning. Very depressing. But we are going to go over what classes I will need to take abroad and internship papers. So this is a biggie.
After that I went over to the education building to pick up some info about taking the clep test for English. I have to take that fairly soon so I should probably add that to my list.
Later on last night I started sending out more information to two of my mentors back home. Both them replied back today and I loved hearing from them. It was a great way to start my day.
Well, that's about all I can report on right now, but I can't wait to have my meeting tomorrow and then the next date I have written down is September 29th, and that is for a workshop about living abroad for a semester. It's three hours long so hopefully I won't fall asleep and miss out on any important info.
Oh yes, and pretty soon Che' will be back in town. She is my liaison between the International Missions Board and I. She really knows her stuff and is working her butt off to keep me on track.
And she is aware of good projects for my major. Last time we met she was telling me one just became available in Prague!
So, next on my list: Check out Prague.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Prologue

Ok, so I have to be honest. The title of my first blog post is stolen from the title of my pastor's sermon series he is doing this semester. But this title describes so perfectly my life right now. Here I am, working on all the details to get my internship needed to graduate. My internship right now is going to be through LU Abroad, which works with organizations like the International Missions Board, to help students not only get the required credits, but really make a difference in peoples lives while doing it.
Right now, all I have done is tell people I am going. So in the first blog post, I am listing out everything on my checklist I have to do before I can officially leave in January. Every time I get close to my goal or God reveals so much of Himself to me I can't help but have to write, I will be updating this blog. I'm really looking forward to sharing my prologue. The journey I will be on just to get to the beginning.

My Checklist:
  1. Contact home church about fundraising.
  2. Pick where I want to go and what I'll do!
  3. Meet with my professional advisor (aka, guidance consular for college)
  4. Sign up for Missions meeting if possible.
In just a few short months I could be on my way literally following God to the ends of the Earth! Not only am I passionate about producing quality videos that don't follow the trends of this world, but also forming personal relationships with all kinds of people. My plan through this journey is to fuse these together. My last words of this post:
Don't skip the Prologue. This is the moment to really live like you mean it.