Monday, August 11, 2008

CRAZY! Close a door; open a door

My head is spinning.

I closed the last door this morning; leaving only one option.

I thought.

I withdrew my name from consideration for the job in Birmingham. I shut that door.

The remaining option is to go to Ukraine. That's what I'm going to do. I'll be there, Lord willing, by January 12, 2009.

Simple, right?

Not so fast!

Now I need to find a suitable umbrella. I know, I know...if that's all that's holding me back, you'll give me yours. Thanks. But that's not what I'm talking about.

I mentioned in an earlier blog that I know better than to just go to Ukraine entirely on my own. I need to go "under" someone's care, of sorts. I need an umbrella. An organization I can affiliate with. Preferably someone that will give me a lot of lattitude in developing a ministry that suits my strengths, someone that will collect and sort tax-deductible donations (I will have to raise financial support to do this!), someone that will not leave me hanging out there all alone but will also not dictate to me what I'm supposed to be doing all the time.

I recognize my need to have some spiritual authority over me as well as financial and emotional accountability.

So, now that I'm settled on going to Ukraine... I have to find the right organization to go with!


vickie said...

wow... just wow...

we're praying, little brother, that you'll find your umbrella... or that it will find you...

Anonymous said...

God is going to use you in a mighty way, Clinton. God must want you to go and help these young people or you wouldn't feel so drawn to the situation. We will pray for all to go well!
Chad and Iris