Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Don't hide the desires of your heart.

Spiritual direction today.

I need more honest with myself and with others.  And, I need to allow people to help. And, so many of you have.  I've entrusted my desires to the Lord, and now its time to take action.  And to keep acting. 
As hard as it is for me to ask for help I must.  I am in a relationship with the Lord.  The Lord called me, can you help the Lord bring me to the monastery?
If you've already given, THANK YOU!!!!  If you haven't, please consider donating money to get me to the monastery.  You can donate to my paypal or if you'd like to write a check and mail it, click here for an address (its at the bottom of the post).  No amount is too small; remember the widow's mite?

Please share my blog and my story with others.  Share via twitter, email, facebook, word of mouth, etc.

I cannot do this alone.  I cannot pay off my debt without the kindness of others.  And, continue to pray.

The hardest thing for me to do is to ask for help.  It has never been easy for me.  I've always relied on myself.  I've entrusted myself to His care, but done it on my own.

As far as I am aware, there is to be no fundraiser for me at our parish.  I do not know the reasons, as I wasn't given any.  I hope that I might be able to share my story with our parishioners to give Glory to God.  But, as to when, I do not have an answer.

And, I will ask whomever asks about my vocation and when I am leaving, if they can help the Lord get me to the monestary by donating what they can.

I am looking forward to these last weeks as youth minister; my last day is Wednesday, June 6.  Being more relational with our teens and parishioners brings JOY to my face.  God is Good.

His timing is perfect.  I am not running a race with Jesus, I am walking in relationship with Him.


Linda said...

Deepa! Looks like it is only about $6000 now.

I'm math challenged, but with the help of an excel chart, here's what I see:

Deepa, you can go home if:

100 people contribute $60
200 people contribute $30
300 people contribute $20
600 people contribute $10!

or whatever other combos you want to devise.

This is a do-able sum. Let's go out begging for Deepa!

Deepa said...

Yes, Linda, you are correct...about $6400 to go, sans the van to sell.
I started a new fundraiser widget. And, the old one is down on the right to keep tabs on how much has been paid off. Almost there.