Smoke of paper-burning barrels stings my nostrils if I breathe too sharply, and unseen cannons shoot off thousands of fireworks behind 18-story buildings and meticulously decorated temples. Red door signs are everywhere and families are making their yearly exodus from the city to their childhood homes for a two-day journey from father’s to mother’s side. … More Fireworks and smoke (Chinese New Year and my first two weeks)
“Prayer is putting ourselves in the hands of God.” -Mother Theresa The first daily prayer requests are now on the page How To Pray For Skye! Access them by clicking on the link or going to the tab at the top with the same name. During these two years ahead of me in Taiwan, I … More New Update on How To Pray For Skye!
I really am going to post about my first week soon, but it’s been very busy! Please Pray! Please pray for a young man I and a couple other church members found on a “treasure hunt” tonight who matched our map from God. He seemed to really listen with his heart to the bit of the … More “Zhende” means “Really” in Mandarin Chinese
So, yes, the week has arrived… in less than three days I will be hanging midair over an ocean of blue and white clouds, on my way to the “Land of the Cute,” A.K.A. Taiwan. Recap Departure day/time: Monday (our time), Jan 16th @ 8:30am CT. Arrival day/time: Tuesday (Taiwan time), Jan 17th @ 8:35pm … More I’m Moving Out!
I had to wrinkle my nose today when I saw the “verse of the day” from my Bible app: “For I am about to do something new” ~Isaiah 43:19 About this time every year for many years past, it seems as though God has been on a broken record player, for he is often quoted … More A Word about the Phrase, “This Year God is Doing Something New”
Today I will be doing some accounting business– According to my records, I am fully funded as of this week! Praise God! The Christian Missionary Alliance (CMA), however, needs to be able to see where the money is coming from, so please pray for me to use good communication and diplomacy (haha) while I contact … More Fully Funded! Merry Christmas to Skye!
Got it! Came in this week 🙂 One step closer! And now only need probably two more donors ($50/ month) before January 16th. Keep the Faith, Expectantly! Skyebirdie
This morning I just sent $160 and my passport into Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Chicago to continue my visa application process! Now all I have to do is wait…. and wait… and wait til it comes. Please Pray! Please pray that I receive a student visa to Taiwan with no delays, bumps, or … More Pray for Visa!
January 16th is The Day! I’ll be leaving bright and early in the morning for Detroit, then to Tokyo, then finally to arrive in Taipei on the 17th. 🙂 So excited! Please Pray! Please pray for the final funds I need to go (about $75 in monthly pledges) Please pray for God appointments between now … More Got my Ticket Today!
As the year comes to a close, I am also coming to the close of my time in America, which is definitely a bitter-sweet road. In January (I’ll be calling to transfer my flight to January 16th on Monday–God gave me a miracle and Delta let me suspend my ticket for free until I needed … More The Goal is In Sight!