Monday, June 6, 2011

GMC Graduation and Summer Begins!

Well hello, it has been absolutely forever since i've blogged. It's about time that i let you all know what has been going on lately! A lot has definitely been going on lately in my life. I officially graduated on May 22nd, 2011 from my first year of Gettysburg Master's Commission!
Graduation was a very a happy day but it was also sad because i knew that on that day i had to leave my Gettysburg Master's Team and Freedom Valley Worship Center for the summer. I'll be honest, about half way through my year of Master's Commission i didn't think that i would be coming back for a second year but now i do believe that i am and i'm really looking forward to what God has in store for me next year and our team, along with the new people that we have! I believe that next year is going to be a great year and that even when we have hard times we will endure as much as we can and will come out stronger in the end!

So during Graduation, Lance talked about an arrow and how each of us are in the quiver getting ready to go out and be used by God. As we wait in the quiver, we each need to be ready at any certain time for God to send us out at any point in time. Lance truly is an amazing man of God and i am so thankful that he was our director this year. Through all the hard times we made it through as a team and pulled through till the end. We all had our moments through the year but with God we made it through and Lance did an awesome job this year for all that he went through and what we went through as a team. He did his best and i am very proud of my director!

My Gettysburg Master's Commission team. Oh how i truly love this team! Throughout this year i could probably tell you stories between each one of me and my team members. All these girls and Matt have truly set something special in my heart. I love them so much and they are each very special to me.
          You truly have become my best friend over this year and i couldn't have gotten through without you. You were there for me when i needed you and i want to thank you so much for that. We've had many laughs too which i have greatly enjoyed! God is going to continue to strengthen you and grow you in ways that you've never thought possible. You will make it through the tough times. I promise and God promises you that too! Continue to seek after God in everything you do! You are my best friend and i love you so much!
          Well my dear, i would say we have had some good laughs over the year and the times that we've gotten to spend with each have been a lot of fun. You are an awesome woman of God Caitlyn and God is going to use in so many ways that you have never expected. I find it funny how you said that you believe God has called to do music in the missionfield and how you told me that God is going to use me in music while i'm in the missionfield. I'm still praying on that but i think it's cool. I think were a lot more alike than what we think we are. You are awesome and i love you for sticking with the team this year and being who you are. Continue to grow in God girl! Love you!
          Oh, Bon Bon! I love you! You have the one that has given me the best advice in certain situations and you have spoken into my life in ways that i didn't expect. I love what God has called you to and you are totally good at it because you were able to help each of us this year and keep us strong as a team. You know i have to tell you Bonnie that the day we were leaving for Armenia and you told me that i would be the strength on the team when we were in Armenia. Bonnie, God was testing me when i was there and with Lance's best advice and what you said to me, i kept to that to the best of my ability and i didn't want something to change that. So i want you to know that whether or not you had thought about that while i was gone, i did because it left a huge impression on me. Thank you for what you have done this year and for being who you are. I love you Bonnie Chase!
          Well Matt, i know i didn't get to spend a lot of time with you but the moments in worship with you were amazing. I have loved doing worship with you this year and if we ever get to do it again i would love that. You truly are made to do worhsip and God is going to use you in that and in preaching. Continue to go after what you want and what God has called you too. I love you Matt and i wish you and Kristen the best! God will continue to move in your life and don't ever walk away!


Well, what can i say? Summer so far hasn't been terrible. I definitely miss my team though, it's been hard not being around them everyday. I've realized that since i've been home i haven't been keeping in my devotions and a few days ago i received a package from Miss Laura Smith who was part of our team in the beginning of the year and still is even if she wasn't there the rest of the year. She sent me a package though that made me cry, but it didn't just make me cry. It made me realize and God made me realize that i wasn't spending time with him and even though things were going well, i didn't feel as much peace. I've started back in doing my devotions and God has been showing himself to me since i've started back in my devotions. God allowed me to pray for a customer in the store the other day right in the middle of the isle and i was very much glad that God opened that opportunity for me.

God has been working in me and gave me wonderful people around me to hang out with, especially a certain someone. His name is Michael and he is probably one of my best friends right now here at home. I love hanging out with him and he makes me laugh like crazy and even try new things. He is interested in Africa and is taking 3 weeks in Burkina Fasso. I am quite excited for him and am anxious to see where God is going to take him in that. He is quite the funny one but i love talking to him and hanging out with him. I hope he is ok that i am blogging about him. He is an amazing guy and God is going to use him in so many ways that he has never thought possible.

So, all is all that is what has been going on in my life lately. Oh, and i'm going to Mexico on a missions trip. I leave this Friday night so if you can pray for our team that would be awesome! We are building a house and doing sports camps plus a small vbs with an orphanage. God is blessing me and i'm excited for what is to come for the rest of this summer! For now...i'll be in touch.

1 comment:

  1. Love this post, Kriston... :) Beautifully done and your words mean so much to me. Saved the message to me on my desktop to be an encouragement this summer. Love you!!