Monday, October 27, 2008

"He did a miracle in my own heart"

Another week gone. It seems like time just FLIES by here, its unbelievable!

God has been doing SO much in me. As some of you know, my feelings and emotions have been ALL over the palace these past weeks. Feeling like God was calling me home, then thinking that I was supposed to stay here. Through all this God has always been faithful.

2 weeks ago, I truly felt God was calling me home. I was taking the step that I should be taking in order to come home. I was at peace with this, and truly felt like this is what God wanted for me. Then, coming home on thanksgiving my dad had asked me if I had closed the door to Brazil. I was taken off guard, I told him yes, because I did not want to go back to the unsettled feeling that I had had previously. He asked me to see if I could leave the door even a little bit open........ "WHAT" I thought!

God did so much in that next week, all signs were pointing to BRAZIL! One thing that happened, a dad of good friend of mine from TREK asked me where I was going. I told him my situation of me not really knowing where God wanted me. He told me that I needed to go to Brazil, God was calling me there. I look back now, and see the Holy Spirit working in that situation. I took all that he said to heart. That conversation meant a lot.

Well, as the week went on, fear took over me. I didn't think that I had enough strength to go and serve. Thinking that this was God telling me to stay. I was still preparing to go home.... (I know, dumb...) Anyways, on Oct 21 I went to bed thinking and preparing to come home. I woke up on Oct 22, and God did a miracle in my heart. He gave me a passion, love and a heart to go and serve him in Brazil. So, I made my FINAL decision, I will be going to Brazil. I alone do not have the strength to do this, I am relying on God. I know that he is SO faithful, and will always be there. I am so excited!

I know times are only going to get tougher, but with God leading me and on his strength, I know I can do this.

Now, just because I was ready to go on Friday, this was not Gods plan. Brazil's visa were rejected. We will not be leaving on Friday. We were very surprised, but were not angry. God is so good and we truly believe God has something for us here. We are hoping to leave in December if that is Gods will. Were not sure where were going to be living, or what we will be doing yet... but God knows and that's all that matters. Were so faithful in him and can't wait to see what he has in store for us!

Please pray for our visas, and that God will continue to give me strength in the hard times.

Thanks for all your love and prayers, I will keep you updated on what we will be doing as soon as I know!

Much love

p.s - here is some lyrics to a song my mom has claimed as "Corryn's song!" It is an amazing song, and has helped me thorough some tought moments.

"Footprints In The Sand" by Leona Lewis

You walked with me
Footprints in the sand
And helped me understand
Where I'm going
You walked with me
When I was all alone
With so much unknown
Along the way then I heard you say

I promise you
I'm always there
When your heart is filled with sorrow
And despair
And I'll carry you
When you need a friend
You'll find my footprints in the sand

I see my life flash across the sky
so many times have I been so afraid
and just when I I thought I lost my way
you give me strength to carry on
that's when I heard you say

I promise you I'm always there
When your heart is filled with sorrow
and despair
and I'll carry you
When you need a friend
You'll find my footprints in the sand

when I'm weary
well I know you be there
and I can feel you when you say

I promise you
I'm always there
when your heart is filled with sadness
and despair
I'll carry you when you need a friend
you'll find my footprints in the sand

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

God is good all the time, and all the time God is good

These past weeks have been amazing! TREK has been one of the hardest, best most amazing things in my life.

Last week, was a very busy week. We had lots of speakers and duties to do. But with that I learned so much. We had a pastor and his wife come in from Niagara Falls. Before each session, we always introduce ourselves, say where we are from, and where we are going. Its a bit hard for me, because every time I have to say " My name is Corryn, I'm from Richmond, and I actually won't be going on assignment." In a way it gets hard for me, to see teams come together and having such a great time together. Last week all the teams went out for team time, and team Canada (Me) stayed back at the Mark centre, and did some reading.

Anyways, back to the story, the pastor couple came and prayed for each one of us. When it came to me, Herm (the pastor) told me that God will reveal his plans for me in my dreams. I thought this was very strange and amazing at the same time. I mean, the only dreams that I normally have is me marrying a famous person and having having a great life together. I didn't know that God could give me a vision about my life adn waht he has planned for me thought a dream. I know he is not saying that all my dreams I have are true, but its cool to see that God can revleal thing to me in many different ways.

I went home for thanksgiving, and it was AMAZING. It was so nice to be at home and be in company with my family. A few TREKKERS came over and they really enjoyed it. They said that my family is so nice, and they loved the food. I loved just hearing my family laugh. Everyone around the table, loving each other and being with each other. It was great!

This week so far we have heard a man from India . He is amazing. He has so much love for Jesus it blows me away. He always says he is a student with us, and that he is always wanting to know Jesus more.

People have been so supportive here. They are so loving and know that Im going to do great things, wherever I am. It is going to be SO hard to see everyone leave. We have become a great big family here and it is amazing. Each person here brings so much to the group. I tell you its going to be very different not being with everyone 24/7.

Well, Im off to another session. Thank you for all the prayers and support.