With Brave Wings She WILL Fly.

"I hope you know you're capable & brave & significant. Even when it feels like you're not."


        To start I want to tell you all a little bit more about who I am and what this blog is gonna be. I'm Chantelle and I am just a twenty something year old who is trying to navigate through life while following Jesus with everything I have. Most days I have no clue what I am doing, and I often say the wrong thing because shocker I don't have a filter and I am too sassy for my own good. However I am trying to be the best possible version of myself in light of who God is and who he wants me to be. Here's a disclaimer I make mistakes, I'm not perfect and I don't have everything figured out like at all and I'm never going to claim to have it all figured out. With this blog I want to encourage others who might be going through the same things as me. 
"Most days I have no clue what I am doing, and I often say the wrong thing because shocker I don't have a filter and I am too sassy for my own good. However I am trying to be the best possible version of myself in light of who God is and who he wants me to be."
       Okay so, here is where I am at in life. Last December I graduated from William Jessup University with a degree in Intercultural Studies and Child Development with minors in TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) and Bible and Theology. I walked with my class this past May. Since graduating I have done what any college student does after graduation and begins to freak out about life and question what in the world I am supposed to be doing all the while wondering if I wasted time in college and got the wrong degree. So ,with that I have spent the past several months asking the Lord what are you calling me into, where are you calling me to go? What in the world is my career supposed to be? I am no closer to figuring out what my career is going to be, but I do know where I am going to be for at least the next twenty-seven months and that is in Uganda with the Peace Corps.
"Since graduating I have done what any college student does after graduation and begins to freak out about life and question what in the world I am supposed to be doing all the while wondering if I wasted time in college and got the wrong degree." 
         So this is where this journey of mine begins, me in the middle of beginning my journey with the Peace Corps. A journey I never in a million years thought I would be on. I have wanted to move to Uganda for the past five years and Jesus has opened all the doors in order to get me their. So as of right now on November 8th I am going to be on my way to Uganda to spend the next twenty-seven months engaging with a culture I love so much and serving the Lord with everything I have. Am I scared? Absolutely, I am moving to a different country away from everything I know for two years. Yeah, I've been to Uganda and I am comfortable their but I am going with a non-christian organization and I don't know where I am going to be while in Uganda. I am so excited to be going with the Peace Corps because I get to spread the love of the Lord through my actions which makes it a challenge I am ready to face. Going with the Peace Corps is going to be different because it probably won't be near my family, friends, kids or the amazing school I am so comfortable at. Basically there are a lot of things that are unknown with me moving, I don't know where I am going to live, nor what my living conditions are going to be like, which means my anxiety is off the charts right now, and has been since I accepted my Peace Corps invitation. 
"Am I scared? Absolutely, I am moving to a different country away from everything I know for two years."
         So the purpose of this blog is to be open and honest about what I am going through, to show you the good the bad and the ugly of joining the Peace Corps as a Christian Missionary. It's going to be quite the journey because honestly my life in the Peace Corps is going to be so different from what I am used to, which I think I am the most excited about. I want to start over, live differently, and be the hands and feet of the Lord and love on people who may not ever experience His love. 
"So the purpose of this blog is to be open and honest about what I am going through, to show you the good, the bad, and the ugly of joining the Peace Corps as a Christian Missionary."
         You all have learned that I am scared and I have a lot of anxiety about the Peace Corps, which is where my blog title comes in, "With Brave Wings She WILL Fly" moving to Uganda for the next two years is something that takes a lot of bravery and courage and with my fear and anxiety, brave is something I am not. But I have been asking the Lord to make me brave and I know that He will. He is going to give me the courage and bravery I need to make this move. He has honestly given me so much peace about this being the right decision for my life right now I just let the fear and anxiety get the best of me while the bravery and courage get overshadowed. But here I am saying "With Brave Wings She WILL Fly" because in the next two years I am going to learn how to be brave and really step out of my comfort zone and my goal is to bring you on that journey with me. So please, come watch me fly. Because He makes me brave. And if you are like me and let your fear sink in please know that He makes you brave. Jesus doesn't want you to fear, instead he wants you to fly through life with brave wings. So be encouraged you are not alone. 
"But here I am saying "With Brave Wings She WILL Fly" because in the next two years I am going to learn how to be brave and really step out of my comfort zone and my goal is to bring you on that journey with me. So please, come watch me fly"
         I want to be available for you all if you need. So if any of you are going through the same thing as me and want to talk please feel free to comment and we can chat. 

Goodbye for now 
XOXO Chantelle 





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