Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Double Digits

99 Days till The Orlesky's begin a chapter!!!

We are excited, we are nervous, we are feeling a little bit of everything.  I think most importantly we feel at peace with where our lives are heading. Changes have already happened from last week but that's okay. We are still moving forward and preparing ourselves at the best that we can.

Yesterday our house went up for sale and it finally felt real that change is happening. Now we wait and pray that someone finds our home and loves it. I've started to go through stuff in the house and deciding if it's worth keeping or just getting rid of, I'm pretty sure 90% of the stuff will end up going. I'm sure I'll make a few dollars to put away...

Tonight I worked on ways that we can raise money to help towards our new beginning. Last week I was completely overwhelmed with the idea of raising money tonight I feel excited. I'm ready to do this, I need to do this, I WANT to do this.

There are days I wonder what I did do deserve the love of God. I wonder why He chose my family to go where we are headed. I am just thankful for it all!!!

We have a quite the ride ahead of us, but we stand together as family with God and we know it will all work out for Him.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Ummm... Where is that?

So remember that post back in January where I said that the Orlesky's are going to have a big year? Well I wasn't kidding, and even I am surprised by the happenings.

Well I am happy to announce that this August my family will be calling Pohnpei, Micronesia home for 9 weeks. Where is that you ask? I have been asked that by almost everyone we have told thus far, and since the only explanation I can give you is it's above Australia. Here is a better description that Wikipedia gives:
Micronesia is a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It is distinct from Melanesia to the south, and Polynesia to the east. The Philippines lie to the west, and Indonesia to the southwest.

Now your next question might be Why? Chris and I applied to attend the Iris Ministries Harvest School and we have been accepted. Here is a link to check it out :) http://www.irisglobal.org/missions/harvest/micronesia
We are also going because we know we have come to a place in our life where there is more, even if it means having less. We feel that God is leading us into becoming missionaries in a different country and attending this school we are going to have the opportunity to learn and grow. 

 With this being said we also know that we have obstacles and challenges ahead of us. Our first challenge we need overcome is to raise enough by this Friday April 19th to pay for our deposit. We had an unexpected blessing yesterday which is going to help with us with our deposit but we still need to raise more. 

Once we get past this, we are going to need to raise enough money to cover the cost of the remaining tuition, the flights to Micronesia and expenses that we will have to pay while we are there.We have a big goal to reach but with lots of prayer and support from people like you, we know we can reach it.

So here is my request from anyone reading this. My first request is for prayers. We know that our God is bigger than anything in this world and that if this is His plan for my family, He will provide.

Secondly, as much as we know our God will provide, we also know that God may use some of you to help us. Without financial help from family/friends/strangers we know that this will not be able to happen. 

We know that God has called our family to be missionaries and there is nothing more we want than to be able to glorify His name and build up His kingdom. 

So as I end this please pray for our family over this week as we work towards raising money for our deposit.