Ok, first things first......Yes, I STINK at this blogging so far and not sure how I am going to get it together. Think i am going to need more than just luck on this task. Oh well, I will just have to hang in there, do my best and hope the world doesn't come to an end for missing a day LOL!!! It won't in my world and I guess that is all that matters, right?
Now for more important matters......PHILLIP IS DEFINITELY GOING TO EUROPE!!!! WHOOOOHOOOO!!!! In the very beginning of this, we were excited that he was selected to take on this new journey in his life, but held back a bit until we KNEW FOR SURE he would be going (ok, we didn't hold back as much as we should have maybe). After being notified of him being selected for the program, Phillip had to receive three letters of recommendations (two teachers & one outside person) and complete an interview on paper and in person. After doing so, within 24 hours, we got a phone call from People to People saying "He is DEFINITELY going with us".....*HAPPY DANCE* WOOT! WOOT! :)
The outside recommendation was from the director of United Way, who Phillip has worked closely with for the past 2 years. He was invited to be on the allocations committee his freshmen year in high school and served over and beyond his duties. It was to be a learning year, but instead, he took the bull by the horns and on his own time, took off running with things that others were suppose to do. He did so well that they asked him to return to serve again the next year and he jumped at the opportunity, because he has found a passion for helping others in the way that this organization does. This will be his third year working with them when they get things up and running & he is very excited to see that coming ahead. He has now been invited to become a Junior Rotary Club member and looks forward to the opportunities there. I am so glad to see him participate in these organizations & especially PROUD of his passion to do so.
Now to think of fund-raising ideas for this trip. John's mom is really jumping on board and putting her heart and soul into this chapter of our journey. She is very well known for her baked goodies and is already having requests before she even thinks about getting into the kitchen to turn the oven on! lol THIS IS GOOD! Its going to be a busy few months getting this thing underway, but with God and the determination, its all good!! :) Now I must get off of here and go make a date with my doctor......ugh! Issues arising again, so better nip it before it nips me.....I have some fund-raising to do!!
God Bless! :)
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me Phil. 4:13