I have written quite a number of faith goals in my family, ministry, career and personal. Let me share with you one of the things I'm strongly believing for this year - approval of my US visa and then travel fund for the trip that can sustain my visit for a month. I love to travel around the Philippines but I've never thought about visiting the States side because of I felt it is just impossible. But last year I got invited by my BFF-since-kindergarten and her fiance to their wedding in September 2014. Tada!!! This is a perfect excuse for a vacation and visit my relatives and friends there too. At first, I was reluctant and just wishfully thinking about it. I know I couldn't afford the visa application fee, ticket costs and other travel expense. Buuuuuuuuut, God has His way of telling me "Kid, you should trust me with this. C'mon, you can't do it but I can!". Wow, the Big Guy up there is talking to me?! Well, I believed Him forgetting about all the worries I have. True enough, my cousin (without me even asking and her popping up a message on Facebook) pledged for my visa application fee as a "talent fee" for my tour guide services when they visited the Philippines last year. Wow! I'm wide-eyed and totally grateful <3 Kinilig talaga ako! So, I trust that the US Embassy will grant me a US visa this year. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed too :P Then, last year I went ahead to see one international travel expo. I was pleasantly surprised to see flights via one famous airline at about $700 round-trip. It looks like my dream can be a reality soon! But before I daydream for it once again, I made sure my boss and the company I work are okay with my plan - 3 weeks to a month vacation. And they told me, it can be arranged as long as I do my best and prepare before this long scheduled leave. I know, I know... I'm joyful, grateful, teary-eyed, overwhelmed. While I wait for my interview and the result of my application, I want to stand in faith that God can deliver His promise. That He will be the approving body and provider for this USA trip in September 2014. With that, I'm putting action to my faith. Along with prayers, I'm setting up a very tangible (and cute) travel fund too. I trust that God will give opportunities for me to grow this - maybe I can do a garage sale of my stuff!
It is scary to write something I'm believing for here but I pray that as I share my story today, that it will be a testimony of God's faithfulness in my life as I choose to obey Him. Indeed, God can do miracles and knows the desires of our hearts even before we ask for them.
Jeremiah 29:11"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
In great faith,