Monday, September 17, 2012

exciting anticipation

So, tomorrow I start my job at YFC. I am so pumped for this – but also a little apprehensive, only because this is something completely new to me and I have no idea what to expect for what the job will bring.  The first thing that is going to happen is there is an all-staff meeting, which means that all the staff that work with YFC Western will be at the office for a staff meeting – this is a little intimidating because I can’t ease in to meeting the people who also work at YFC but I will be meeting them all at the same time.  The one thing that does intimidate me the most is that I do not feel like I am at all equipped to work in this ministry field at all.  I know (yes, Colin, it has sunk in J) that God will not give me anything that I cannot handle with His strength and also that God will never leave or forsake me but I still cannot imagine ever having the abilities to do this job.  I am excited to get to use some of the skills that I have been learning at school and be able to use the gifts that God has given me but it is a little scary.  I think it will be an amazing challenge for me to work with the 19-29 year olds who are in the program and I cannot wait to start that challenge.

The one part that I can wait to start is the support raising part – because I am working with YFC I have to raise my support so that I can be paid for the work that I do.  This is something that scares me because I have no experience with this at all.  I am excited to get to talk to people about the work that I am going to be doing but I am not as excited about asking them to support me financially as I do this work.  I know that God will provide the money that I need to do the job because I truly 100% believe that He has called me to this place and this career, I just don’t know how I feel about having to ask people for these funds.  Luckily, and thankfully, I am going to be ‘trained’ to raise support in the next little while.  I am so grateful that the leadership at YFC aren’t just going to push me out into the world to fend for myself when it comes to raising funds but that they will ensure I know what I am doing and help me along the way.

The one other thing that I am looking forward to so much is the birth of my newest nephew.  This could really happen at any time – although it isn’t supposed to be happening until the middle of October – because my sister’s doctor doesn’t know if the baby will wait until 38 weeks when they plan to take the baby.  I am stoked to meet my nephew and be able to spoil him as much as I spoiled my niece and other two nephews.  Although, I think it might be harder to spoil him as much because I won’t be as close as I was, especially when my niece and oldest nephew were babies.  I am also a little busier with my own social life than I was when the others were babies so I will have to intentionally plan time to be able to spend with him.

There are so many amazing things that are going on in my life and I thank and praise God for everything that He has brought into my life and everything that He has brought me through!  I have an amazing Father in Heaven who cares for every little aspect in my life and I am in such awe of that and I hope and pray that I can honour Him with everything I do in my life. J  

1 comment:

Allison E said...

Very excited for you as you start your job today with YFC! It is so awesome to have you as part of the team. You have gifts and abilities that are an asset in this ministry and God has equipped you for such a time as this! As for fundraising, what I can't emphasize enough for people is that 100% of what is donated goes to where it is designated! It doesn't to go administration, or the presidents $100,000 car and $600 lunches. It stays local and provides a way for you to do this ministry. I love it!
Blessings Allie!