Sunday, February 11, 2007

Something New

I'm not sure how to best start this blog. So I will just say what I need to say and let you work it out as you wish. I have made some pretty big life decisions this last week. Starting with: I am leaving Chile. I am not sure if this is permanent or just a short leave, but on March 8th (more or less) I am leaving Santiago Chile for an extended period of time.
Why? Well, I am going to Israel. I still need to apply to the program, but I am fairly sure I will be joining a handful of other young Jewish Christians in a program with Jews For Jesus that will involve two months in Israel and a few weeks in India. I will give more details when I have them, but for now if you'd like to know more the website is: http://www.jewsforjesus.org/join/massah_israel.
This decision also led to another: to return home to California early to work and save some money. I am still paying off my college loans and credit card and I would like to get rid of those as soon as possible. When I come back from Israel/India, I won't be returning right back to Chile. I will take a few months to continue working, trying to undebt myself. During those months I will be praying about where to go and what to do. Please, please pray for me and these decisions I have been and will be making.
This has been one of the most emotional weeks of my life, I have cried everyday. But these are good tears (in fact, I am crying now as I type). Yes, they are tears of desperation, but I am finally surrendering myself and my future to God. God has been teaching me so much about what it means to truly trust Him, and I pray that I am faithful to my Savior.
Please pray for me.
Please pray for my time here in Chile. I still need to finish the library project and there is plenty of work left to do.
Please pray for my time with Ashlee and Danielle, the few weeks I will have with them after they arrive (around the 18th and 20th of Feb).
Please pray that God would provide an awesome Christian girl to live in the apartment in my place.
Please pray that God would work out my trip back home and provide housing and a job for my short time there.
Please pray for my support raising that I will be doing when I get back to California.
Please pray for my time with my family that I would take advantage of every moment.
Please pray that I would continue to submit myself to the Lord and that He would guide me and protect me through every step of the way.
And most importantly
Please PRAISE THE LORD for the amazing things He has done and will do in this situation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment, or email me at beckalippy@gmail.com.

Thank you for reading my blog. I don't even know who does, but I know that God has blessed me beyond measure with people who love me and pray for me. And I am so grateful.

2 comments:

ali said...

Beck, that sounds very very cool, and I am very excited for you. I am sure it won't be easy leaving Chile behind (for now), as you have established a large family over there and are involved in many projects/dif kinds of work; but I know that you will embrace the changes ahead of you and learn and grow even more, AND make new friends as well. Poor Ash, Daniella and Providencia!!! They won't get to have you there with them, but I am sure everyone is super excited and proud of you, and I know you will keep in touch with all your beloved friends, family, and blog readers!!!! Talk to you soon!!!!!

Love you!!!
xoxoxoxo
ali

Rach said...

becka, I love you. I'm so excited to see the Lord moving in your life. My prayer is that you will continue to walk by faith and not just by sight. Besos!! Joshua 3:3&4