Updates and Testimonies
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Quick Life Update!
My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude as I take the morning to reflect, spend time with the Lord and look ahead with great joy and expectancy.
I can’t thank you enough for investing into me, believing in me and helping send me to Redding. My studies at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry have been so life-giving and foundational for the ministry God is calling me to. I am in process of hearing His voice on vision for my life, and will share as things become more clear!
I really wanted to take a moment to update everyone who helped send me here, on my journey. My heart is constantly overflowing with gratitude as I go through my days amazed that I have this opportunity to study, be poured into and empowered into all God has created me for. I want you to know how deeply grateful I am that you’ve chosen to invest into me. I’ve devoted my life to advancing God’s kingdom and seeing His children encounter His love. This update is just me inviting you into my journey, that would have not been possible without your love and support, so thank you so much. I’m going to break my update up and try and keep it short :)
Living - In January I returned here to Redding with my entire life packed away I storage and found out the home I was going to move into had fallen through in the escrow process. God miraculously showed up and an Australian family quickly welcomed me into their home for the last 2 months. We had family dinners every night, game nights and I was able to just stand in awe of the love in their family and their pure, joyful devotion to Jesus. My time there will forever be an investment into future marriage and I am so grateful for the setback in the escrow process now! I am currently sitting on my bed in my own room! I am living with Mama Judy, Catherine and Krista! Judy is in my Revival Group and is the southern mama I’ve always wanted! Catherine and Krista have quickly become some of the sweetest gifts of friendship in my life. My time in this home has already brought so much healing and I am grateful to be here longterm through next year while I attend 2nd year!
Work - I have been using my degree and teaching permit 3 teaching preschool at an Elementary School. I love being on school campuses partnering with God’s heart for each student as I meet them. I work in the mornings and go directly to school afterwards, getting home just in time for dinner. I am also working in the Bethel Sunday school classes all day Sundays, so my only day for rest is Saturday. I hope to spend the summer working and putting into motion some creative projects to raise support for next year so I can better focus on my studies. But in the mean time, I am loving every moment of being surrounded by little ones!
Health - Emotional and physical. I will keep this short, but I have spend so much of this year receiving deep emotional healing the more I open my heart to God’s love and surrender my will to His. I am learning to establish a healthy life-rhythm and take good care of my health so I am able and effective in outreach and ministry I am involved in. Exercising, eating right and sleeping enough, while knowing I absolutely need emotional space to process and meet with God. When I prioritize time to spend with the Lord, heart to heart, then ministry is done out of the overflow of my time with Him. It is much healthier that way! ha!
School - Studies have included daily bible reading, Church history, studying the greek and hebrew etc. — here is a quick list of the books we’re read so far:
Ministry / Outreach - I could write a full post alone willed with all the testimonies coming from my times in outreach! I feel so honored getting to partner with God in revealing His love to so many people.
Friendships - God is surrounding me with sisters that love me, believe in me and champion me on to be all God’s created me to be, and it is truly unlike anything I’ve ever known. I have experienced deep inner healing through the friendships God has given me up here, and I sense it is only just the beginning. I will be highlighting these sweet friendships in the “Celebrate” section of my blog, so you can meet them one by one over time :)
MISSION TRIP - March 29-April 12! Jesus is invading South Africa with His life-giving love! The dumps, the schools, the brothels, the prisons, the churches and the streets are going to encounter the love of God and hear the good news of God coming to earth and destroying the works of the devil on the cross. I am just so expectant for all He will do on this trip! Please pray!
Looking Ahead - I have just been released with the peace and joy to apply for 2nd year at BSSM and am very hopeful this net year will be filled with more breakthrough than ever before. I will come home to celebrate my little brother’s high school graduation, spend time with family, and serve at a foster kids camp (my 5th year with them) — I will work through the summer teaching preschool and launching some creative projects to raise funds for my tuition and living for next year. I also hope to free up some time to pursue more writing, as I have dreams and prjects in my heart that will be resources to encourage, equip and release hope into the lives of youth all over! Many exciting things to come!
I can’t thank you enough for believing in me, and choosing to invest in me. There is no way I would be here without you love and support, and I just can’t thank you enough.
Keep me in your prayers as I press forward into advancing God’s kingdom. The enemy is not a big fan of me and all the prayers you send up are just another punch to his big ugly face! ;) I love you all so much and hope to hug you soon.
You can also shuffle through my video updates and there will be more to come. (Also, a fun side-note — I have had youth from all over begin contacting me saying how encouraged they are by my testimony and video updates on YouTube! Such a tool for releasing hope and truth to youth I will never get to meet face-to-face)
Sending all my love and gratitude!
Thank you so much for supporting me and loving me so well and consistently!
:) Helen Rose Wright