Sunday, July 27, 2008

YAY... The Journey Begins.


I keep wanting to say Aloha... I guess old habits die hard.

Im still at Hume Lake, but the great thing about today is that I know exactly what Im doing with my time after summer. Its comforting to finally have an idea and know.

Im going to be moving to Missouri (gasp and awe/shock is an appropriate response to this statement) on September 4 or 5. I will be going to work in a faith based, group home environment as a "big sister" to high school girls in need. The program is called LeadTime, and is part of a bigger ministry called Doulos Ministries. The group home program is called Shelterwood. This is a one year commitment, in, like I said Missouri. There are two campuses, Branson, a smallish town in Southern Missouri, sometimes called the "family friendly Las Vegas", and a brand new one in Kansas City, an actual city. I wont find out where Im going until Thursday or Friday of next week. WOW.

I know in my heart that the Lord has called me to this particular place, and its absolutely unbelievable. It goes back to my shoulder surgery, having all that time off, God putting a bug in my ear to work at a summer camp, Charles begging me to come to Hume (I didnt want to at first), and me finally coming here, to one day hear about LeadTime from a former LG, and getting inspired to do LeadTime. God is amazing and wonderful, and Im following His plan for my life... I think Im doing a pretty good job at listening.

Please check out :
www.leadtime.org
www.shelterwood.org

Your prayers would be most appreciated. If the Lord puts me on your heart to give something other than prayer, please contact me, I have a few needs, your help is most appreciated.

My address at Hume:
Chelsie O'Neal - Summer Staff
64144 Hume Lake Road
Hume, CA 93628

My email address:
chelsieo@bendbroadband.com
chelsie.oneal@gmail.com

Thanks for reading my very first blog!!!

--chels <3

5 comments:

Molly said...

Wow! You'll be a midwesterner...yes, Missouri is officially midwest still. Though some may try to classify it as the south, I have learned that is not the case. Anyways, congratulations on figuring out what you're doing! I hope for the best...and we'll only be like 6 or so states away from each other! Hahaha.

Melissa said...

So awesome to hear the amazing things God is doing in your life. I'm praying for you and I miss you!

aprilis said...

Chels!!! i am SOOOO major excited for you!!! wow! what an adventure God has you on!!! so much bigger than anything you or i could have come up with! and i love that you have a blog i can add to my 'favorites' list. can you tell i'm excited!!! hahahaha
i miss you! and if your end up in Kansas City you'll be near IHOP! International House of Prayer!!! wowie. yayayayayay!!!! LOVE YOU!

Calico2002 said...

Wow...sounds interesting. I'm glad you found something to look forward too. Hope you're good all around.

MichelleWest said...

You will do great. Remember it is our God who leads and directs your path. He who leads you is more than able to sustain you on your journey. From the oceans to the mountains to the valley and yes even to Missouri!!!! He is still God on the throne. What a wonderful time ahead of you. God has placed great dreams, visions and desires in you. He has brought you through many experiences that you will be able to minister through. Yea for you and your adventure. God bless you dear one.