Turbulent Flights and Safe Landings
Greetings Saints and Future Saints,
It has been quite a while since I’ve posted and much has changed. Today, I officially visited all 7 Emirates of the UAE. I’m sure I’ve broken some kind of expat record considering I’ve been here for such a short time. As some of you may know I have relocated to the United Arab Emirates. Although I hoped for a smooth transition, it was filled with much turbulence. In the past 4 months I’ve gone from being homeless staying in hotels, Airbnb, and sleeping on my friend’s couch, teaching basic level English to high school students in public schools, living off a credit card, to resigning and being hired by a private school to teach on-level English to middle school students, moving into a furnished apartment, and getting a consistent check to pay off that credit card. Despite all the storms, I’ve come to realize that I was redirected to simply be properly placed in Dubai.
There were many times I questioned whether or not I was in alignment with God’s will, but He definitely walked with me through every rocky moment. He reassured me with small victories. He used people far and near to be a blessing by providing prayers, insight, finances, shelter, food, and community. I would go into details, but let’s just say freedom of speech is definitely not as accepted here as it is back in America. So, I digress!
My journey to the UAE was very turbulent, but eventually I landed in a safe place. God made sure I was connected to the body and being here has really allowed me to appreciate the community established through the church. I visited a few churches, but we know God is intentional. I landed at Fellowship Dubai and I can honestly say it was not just for me to receive, but for me to pour out as well. I got plugged in pretty quickly by joining Equip classes. Next month, I’ll begin leading a small women’s group focused on discipleship and I’ll be joining the prayer team. Who knows I may even start back singing again?!?! At this point of my life, I just throw my hands up and say have your way Lord because I clearly have no control or knowledge of His plan for my life. All I know is that in the end I will prosper and live in abundance. Now, how that will happen is beyond me.
I am aware that the holidays are here and I personally will be doing what I love and serving at the church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I really just wanted to let my friends, family, associates, and followers know that all is well. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and I truly pray that everyone feels the love of God through simple acts of kindness wherever you are.
Be on the lookout because I have some great news to share after Christmas... and no it’s NOT me being boo’ed up, but keep that on your prayer list 😘! I love and miss you all!