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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

We did it and thank you!

Simply said, "We did it!"
$3,500 raised for Kenya. But those words don't show all the love and support that went with it. I'm amazed. I'm grateful. I'm blessed. I'm loved. I'm inspired. I'm going to Kenya because every single person that helped me took the time to say,"I believe in what you are doing," and wrote a check. Large or small, they all contributed to my journey.

A journey that God had ordained before I started. Last week, our pastor, Perry Noble, said that if you are meant to go to Kenya, God will provie the funds. God provided. The Holy Spirit worked in many and the list of supporters is long and lovely!

And so I am going to Kenya with a list of people in my pocket who made this dream come true. I have always wanted to be in the mission field. Kenya was the mission that spoke to me. I don't believe in going small, and I believe in going where it is a challenge...out of my comfort zone. Because as Christians, comfort equals complacency, and I never want to be complacent in my relationship and life with Christ.

I am no one special. There is nothing unique about me to set me apart from every one I know. But, I do know I was chosen to go on this mission, that I must go on this mission, and that work will be done through me and in me on this mission.

It's rather exciting. I'm giddy. I'm elated. I'm serving God on this planet! Through Him, I am serving others! My brothers and sisters in the far off land of Kenya.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think my desire to serve on a mission would take me to Kenya. Honestly, I started this fundraising with a bit of trepidation. My human weakness. Can I really raise all this money? Does God really want me to go? He keeps telling me He does.

And so it is with a full heart, that I thank each and every person who is supporting me financially and with prayer. Your gift has made it possible for me to fulfill a dream!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nairobi or Bust Facts

I am going to the Segera region of Kenya, which is north of Nairobi. This is the area where I will be serving on the medical/dental mission! Since, 2009 NewSpring has sent 241 people over 9 trips to serve with the 410Bridge on medical and construction missions .  Do you know that they built a water system at Black Tank and it services over 4,000 people? Two kitchens were built in schools by those serving from New Spring. It might not seem like alot, but it sure does to me because imagine not having running water? Or going to school and there is no kitchen at your school. Imagine no medical care because you are in a remote area and too poor to get it. It just seems like a good thing for me to do to go to the Segera region and serve. I have to go. I was called by the Holy Spirit to do so. And He is providing in an amazing way!

As of today I have 10 more days to finish raising my funds. This morning I said I had $598 to go and a dear AOII and friend, Beth Walsh, took me right to $500. Yes, that happened! And then I sold one of my crosses this morning! I'm at $490! Amazing to me. But then Pastor Perry said if you are meant to go, the funds will be provided. And so they are.
Mind you, I have been fervently working towards this goal of $3,500, which I originally thought in my  human way to be insurmountable. How silly I was. The first donation paid my initial deposit and took me $100 into my goal. It has been a whirlwind of donations since that time. Steady. I can't take a single bit of credit. I know where they came from. Not from me or my asking, but the spirit moving within people to accomplish this goal.
Do you feel used? Ah, used by the Spirit. What an honor. And I thank each and every one of you!

Friday, January 14, 2011

It has a name!

Oh my friends, I am going to Segera, Kenya! I found out today because I got an email from our trip leader that I need to go to the 410 Bridge site and fill out all the necessary official information! Official information! Kenya! Pinch me! That's what I'll be doing today!
I looked up Segera. It's almost smack on the equator. I find that detail exciting and glad I have a sporty hat to wear to protect my skin. How cool to be almost on the imaginary line that runs around the center of our earth.
Ah and getting here has brought many sweet stories and acts my way. Last night one of my very dear friends sent me a donation. It might as well have been a million dollars because that is how it made me feel. He just moved, took a pay cut, had to get a second job and still put a Lil sumpn' in my coffer. Sweet, sweet, sweet.
I love every donation. Each one has a story with it. Each one is amazing. Each one is a piece of my journey to Segera!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Moving forward towards Kenya

I started raising funds and my gracious friends supported my dream. I'm so close! I'm going anyway! My passport is here. My initial paperwork from the church for the trip is here, and my first information packet. Shots are next! It's real people. I am going to Kenya!

I am going to Kenya!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Thank you Glenn and Need More Help to get to Kenya..$800+ to go!

Who knew back in the good old halls of Gunston Junior High that all these years later, a young man I went to school with would help me put a LIKE button for FB on my blog? Thank you Glenn for taking time out of your busy schedule to help me do that...walk me through it...provide me the HTML code...That was sweet, and nice, and above the call of duty!

It's people like Glenn and YOU who are helping me get to Kenya! Everyone, I am so close, but not there yet and I have to have all my money by Jan. 29th! I can't help asking. I've got to go and I've gotten so far with everyone's help. I just ask that if you haven't had a chance to donate yet, please think about it. It's tax deductible and you can do it through paypal...lbossinger@sc.rr.com! It's that easy! Just over $800 to go!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Schelle S.

Prolly shouldn't post peeps' last names on my blog, but then I often wonder who really reads it anyway! HA! It's like a journal for me. Well, for my Kenya trip it is. I just bought some paper last night from my lss to start printing out my journaling so I have it for my Kenya scrapbook.
Even before I have left, God has done some amazing things. I have grown closer to people and now I have a wish to celebrate my friend and AOII sis, Schelle, through my Kenya trip.  Celebrate her dedication, her spirit, her zest, her determination...and through my trip, which I offer up as a prayer for her, I hope that there is a divine intervention in her battle against cancer.

I've made us matching bracelets. Dorky, prolly but a representation of my dedication to her. Mine has her name on it. I am sending her one to wear. Then when I come back, we can switch out. She can have the one I took to Kenya. It seems silly to some, but to me, it is where I am being led. And this whole journey to Kenya is about where God is leading me.

Sunday, January 02, 2011


Ali Edwards is one of my favorite scrapbookers. She has a down to earth style I really enjoy. She captures everyday life in a creative, yet do-able way. One of the things she suggests is choosing is a word for the year. Sometimes this comes easy to me. Sometimes it does not. This year the word gratitude came shouting from my heart! How could it not be my word. My list of people helping me get to Kenya grows longer every day. There are people I don't even know who have helped me through etsy and just seeing my crosses around town. THANK YOU is a small set of words, but it carries a big sentiment from me.

I have decided I must dedicate my mission trip to a dear sorority sister battling cancer, Schelle Simcox. I am in awe of her attitude, her bravery, her determination, her fight. So I am going to make a bracelet out of memory wire with her name on it and wear her to Kenya! Yes, wear her. You are coming with me Schelle. The HOLY SPIRIT has put this on my mind constantly. I don't know what it means for either of us, girlfriend, but I know I must do it. You are in my heart and mind and so I will carry you, dear girl, to Kenya with me!