My friends, I want to share something with you. Something about which I'm starting to get really excited.
First, a little background--Joshua and I will be here in our little college town for a while. We've spread out our college classes in order to stay sane, so it's taking us longer than typical to finish. What this means is we can stay comfy; we're not leaving anytime soon.
I experienced the blessing of having several older girls who reached out to me my freshman and sophomore years, who were there when I needed advice or just to talk, and were spiritual mentors to me. I want to be able to do that for other girls--to be a blessing as I have been blessed.
So I decided that this fall I'm going to seek to start a small ministry to college girls here in our home.
I've been thinking and praying about this for some time now, and I feel a peace about it, although the idea fills me with--not worry, not anxiety, but a positive kind of stress. It'll be a big job, and a big responsibility, and a pretty big commitment. Joshua's willing that I open our home one night a week to whatever girls want to come. I don't have a clear idea yet of what this will look like, exactly--I don't want it to be too structured, but I do want to have regular components of fellowship, a simple Bible study, and prayer. I want our home to be a place where young women feel welcome and comfortable, and most importantly, where the Holy Spirit is very obviously present. My primary goal for this is to let young women know that they are beautiful, treasured daughters of the King of kings--that Jesus loves them more than anything they could imagine.
I'll let you know as my plans for this fill out. I'm starting now to pray that God leads me to seek out the girls he wants to be a part of this, and that above all, His will will be accomplished. In the meantime, could you be praying for me? Praying that the Gospel will be proclaimed? That the young women who need this kind of fellowship will be led to it? That I will honor God in everything?
And practically speaking, could you be helping me think of a name for this group? I'm thinking something like "Faith Fellowship Sisters," But better.
I am so very excited about this, dear readers! I can't wait to see what God is going to do with me.