Sunday September 9, 2012

 “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.”

Lamentations 3:25

This morning at 9:30am we all headed over to the airport together. My parents and my

Breakfast together in Budapest.

brother had their flight home to Canada at 11:40am and I had my flight to London at 12:20pm. It was so nice that we could all be at the airport together to say our good-byes. For some reason saying good-bye to my family was quite emotional and I cried a lot as we all gave each other hugs and waved good-bye.

My flight was a bit late leaving Budapest but I think it mean up the time in the air. I was a bit surprised how full and big the plane was for only a two hour flight! I flew with the Wizz airline and it had six seats across. It was pretty cheap to fly with Wizz airline but the only thing is you have to pay for snacks and other stuff so I didn’t get anything on the plane.

The air plane I flew in.

I arrived at the Luton airport which is just outside of London at 1:55pm. When I got off the plane I quickly went through customs and then Peter was waiting for me when I went through the doors. It was so great to see a fellow Harvest School student and wow did it ever seem like reality now actually meeting one of the students in person before I go to the school!

After we got a bit to eat at the airport we headed to Peter’s house in Twickenham which was almost an hour’s drive. A couple of things that were different for me when I arrived in England were driving on the other side of the road and also how narrow the roads were too. When we got to Peter’s house we just hung out for a bit and talked about school. We have to read eight required books to graduate from the mission school. Right now I’m on the last book which is a big missionary biography book but I can’t really tell how big it is because it is on my kindle so Peter showed me the book and I was like wow that’s a big book!

I felt a bit tired from travelling today but when Peter asked me if I’d like to go to church

Interesting traffic lights.

with him in the evening I wanted to go anyway and I’m so glad that I did. The church where his family goes to is this older building but inside it looks pretty modern. It was such a great service! I really enjoyed the worship time and I felt such a beautiful presence of God as I worshipped Him!

Instead of a sermon the Pastor did an interactive interview with one of the new church staff. Sonya, who was the woman that the Pastor interviewed really inspired me a lot by her testimony and journey that God has put her on and I really felt that God spoke to me a lot too as I listened to her speak. At the end when Sonya spoke about how God told her to “stop” what she was doing at the time, to wait upon Him, to not to be afraid to take risks and to trust in Him even if she didn’t understand what the next step in her journey would be.

Wow, when I heard those I had to write them down because I really felt God speak to me loud and clear to stop (in other words what I am doing right now the time is coming to a close of my time in Romania), to not be afraid to take risks and to trust in God no matter what even if it doesn’t make logical sense and I don’t understand why but just to have faith and trust in Him. One of the screens that hung at the front of the church had these words written on it “a new season”. I just kept starring at it and it was like God was saying to me that He is bringing me into a new season in my life and ministry as a missionary.

A double decker bus.

Right before the service ended the Pastor invited people to go up front if anyone wanted prayer so I went up front because I really felt that I needed prayer. I went up front and tears just streamed down my face as I called out to God and asked Him to help me to trust in Him more. Sonya came over to me and asked me if she could pray for me. I was so grateful that she did. I told her where I’m at right now in my life and she prayed that God would bring clarity, direction and that He would take any confusion or anxiety away from my mind.

I am so glad that I went to church with Peter. What a great service and it was also great to meet some of his friends too. Just shortly after we went back to his house his parents arrived home so I finally got to meet them. His parents were at a wedding today so that’s why I didn’t meet them earlier. They are so nice and really kind. Oh, and I even have my very own room to sleep in at their house while I stay there until early Wednesday morning. What a blessing from God! I’m excited that I’m getting my visa for Mozambique tomorrow in London and a day to sight see as well!! It should be so much fun!

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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