Friday, March 10, 2006

Postcards from God

I've waited a while to post FOCUS news because I wanted to call close friends and tell them personally first. [On that note, if you are a close friend and are finding out this way, it doesn't mean I disowned you; it means I've been REALLY busy and haven't gotten a hold of you yet or had free time at a time when you too would be free to chat. Sorry!]

I received a call last Monday accepting me to FOCUS. After a lot of prayer the last few weeks, I said that I'd be happy to join their team. I am incredibly thrilled. I know that committing two years to mission work wherever they assign me will be a challenge, but it will also be a wonderful growing experience and a great joy. I am always happiest and holiest when I serve others. As I explained to a good friend recently, if I begin to get self-centered in my life, it's the fastest way for me to go skipping to hell.

Friends and family have been wonderfully supportive of my decision too (though I really think it's God's decision ultimately.) Maybe Nora hasn't realized yet what it really means for her big sister to go off gallivanting around the country for two years, but she seemed glad. My parents, as always, are 100% behind me. And Larry's been incredibly patient and understanding with his crazy girlfriend. Thank you so much to all of you who have prayed for me in the last month or two as I've sought discernment. [And thanks Addie for happening to be there when I got the call, so I had someone to hug and jump up and down with. ;) ] Do please continue to pray for me as I get ready to face this new challenge!

2 Comments:

Blogger Adrienne said...

Kelly, I am so proud of you! You are going to be such an asset to the FOCUS team! And no matter where you are, be it Utah or right here at GMU (which is my vote), you'll always have me to jump up and down with, if not in person then in spirit. I will always be a phone call away and right there beside you in prayers. If I've learned anything in the last year and a half that we've become so close, it's that you're not going to let a little distance get between those you love. So, go and give to God. I'll be right here, praying my heart out for you and all of my incredible friends, while they make an awesome impact in this huge world!

Love you always, Kelly Mulhern!
Addie

3/13/2006 2:29 PM  
Blogger Skyminder said...

YAY FOCUS! Kelly, I'm so happy for you. It's so amazing to see where God leads my friends. It's a constant joy to me to see Providence acting in others.

In Christ,

3/26/2006 7:43 PM  

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