I walked into the church, this is the moment that I had been waiting for, for a long time. I walked in and poked my head in the pastor’s office, and said to the head elder, “I just wanted to let you know, that I have an announcement I’d like to make, if that’s alright?” That sentence is the most important sentence I think I have spoke thus far, for it has changed my life dramatically…
“Sure, that would be no problem.” I sighed with relief, I had always known that the day would come when I would make this announcement, I had envisioned it and recently even dreamed about doing it. And now that moment had finally come.
I was in the church waiting for the time in which I would go and make my short speech, I thought at that time that it couldn’t be very long, because I didn’t want to take up everyone’s time. My hands were so moist, and I was a little nervous, so I made a little speech, which I wish I could go back and make a bit bigger one, but the Lord worked through it and I’ll know better next time! 🙂
Finally it was announcement time, the pastor said that I had an announcement… I walked to the front and made a short speech (as I told you before), 🙂 just saying that I was going to be a missionary in New Zealand. My mother later told me that there were a lot of gasps in the congregation when I announced it! No one, I think, was expecting it!
Afterward everybody came up to me and was asking me all about it! Not that, that was a bad thing, I enjoyed telling it over and over again! But I could have spent a little more time upfront to explain a little bit about my trip. I will be announcing it at some other churches so I will remedy that! Oh well you learn from your mistakes! The Lord knows best…
I think that I will have to practice something instead, in that case I just went from my heart and like I said before I thought that I couldn’t make a long speech so I made it short. Still it was fun to have the people so shocked or rather surprised! 🙂 They were all happy for me and excited, and they all seemed to be supportive. I am glad that my church is so supportive of me! I am thankful for their prayers and whatever they may give.
My announcement is to be made at three other different churches (hopefully) and we will see how the Lord provides! I am looking forward to April and the new adventure that is waiting for me! Please continue to pray for me and my family.