Machaela is one of our college students that is serving in Salt Lake City, Utah for 8 weeks this summer. She is working with a church plant in the area that Mars Hill has built a partnership with. Pray for Machaela as she serves with this church and shares the gospel with the people of Salt Lake City. Below is her blog that will be updated weekly.
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to an all-knowing God” -Corrie Ten Boom
Hello to all! I hope this finds you well. First week here in Salt Lake has already been quite an adventure ranging from battling sickness since day one of getting here to getting immersed in the culture right away. Coming out to SLC for the summer is a huge stretch out of my comfort zone. Even though I am only out here for 2 months, it’s a lot to leave family and friends, dive straight into a new culture and do life with people you never knew existed until only a few months or weeks ago. Despite health and uncertainty of the unknown, I can already tell that this summer will be challenging and full of growth. Time and time again I have to remind myself of God’s perfect promises. Hebrews 6:13-20 is a section that has stuck out to me this week. In these verses, it is talking about the certainty of God’s promise. How God made a point to show that he keeps to his word. Even when I do not understand why I have been sick my whole first week or trying to figure out why I am here this summer, I do know that the Lord will be faithful to finish what he began. I ask that you all will join me in prayer for good health not only for myself, but for the rest of leadership as two of the pastors have also become ill. Pray for opportunities for ministry out here through new relationships that are being built currently and in the future.