"Our God is able and there was no need for me to worry about raising the money."
What are your fears or obstacles regarding raising support?
What are tangible ways that you can overcome these thoughts or obstacles?
Who are people in your life that can help you while you raise support, whether it's through prayer, encouragement or sending a letter to a friend?
Meghan struggled with raising support.
What made you realize God was calling you to go on summer project?
Before leaving for Winter Conference, I started filling out the application for Clearwater Beach Summer Project on a whim, but didn't quite finish it. During the conference, a Cru staff member approached and encouraged me about spending my summer in Clearwater. So through prayer and researching more about summer projects, I was feeling pulled to go even more. After Winter Conference, I was absolutely positive that God was calling me to go.
What obstacle did you encounter along the way?
I was incredibly overwhelmed with the thought of raising thousands of dollars. In my mind, it just wasn't going to be possible. Even though I was so excited to be spending my summer on a summer project, I really worried about the fact that I had to raise support in order to go.
What was the turning point?
When I saw the Lord start to provide every penny of my support, that's when I knew that our God is able and there was no need for me to worry about raising the money. He proved Himself to be faithful and sovereign over all things. Raising support in itself was a huge growing opportunity for my faith and it made me secure in knowing that God is in control and He does provide.
What practical steps did you take during the process?
I spent a lot of time praying about it, talking to some friends who had been on a summer project before, and seeking out the Lord's will for my life to figure out what he was calling me to do with my summer.
What do you recommend to others who face a similar obstacle?
Know that God is in control of every single detail of your life. If He is calling you to go, He will do whatever it takes to make sure that happens. I clung to Luke 1:37 which says, "For nothing is impossible with God."
Meghan attended Clearwater Beach Summer Project in 2012.