SEND ME ON MY MERRY WAY!(:
Alright, here I go again. Just to recap, if you missed my blog about how my trip to N.Ireland went, here it is:
You know, I started this in my journal on the way home but just couldn’t find myself able to finish it, and still can’t, so here is part of my journal entry and some food for thought to finish it up:
“Sitting on the plane, We have about a 4 hour flight left headed to New York, then a flight to Atlanta, and back to Jacksonville. So, I had this thought; First off, can I just say, this has probably been one of the most emotional weeks of my entire life. I met so many beautiful people this week that have so much love, fire for God, and potential. It was extremely refreshing seeing as how sometimes we find ourselves so caught up in life that we forget what (or WHO) we are actually living for. I like to think a lot of that comes out of being confident in who we are in Jesus Christ. We have to KNOW who we are in God to be able to grasp any concept of our purpose and why we are here. With that also comes LOVE. In a huge way I would say love was just about the theme of our mission trip in N.Ireland. If God is not first, and if you don’t love yourself, then you cannot love others. If you are so busy judging or comparing and trying to be better than one another, then you are leaving absolutely no room to love each other….”
Truth is, I don’t know why I can’t seem to finish that journal entry. I suppose God wanted this to go in another direction and for me to ramble about other topics. The point is, there just are not words to describe how wonderful our trip was and how much God moved. I suppose in a way that is just how it is though, isn’t it? We will never understand God and his capabilities. We aren’t meant to, but that is the beauty in him and his miracles. Honestly, I just met some of the most genuine people I have ever met. Their love, compassion, and excitement for newness and change was rejuvenating and inspirational. The country was so beautiful, beyond words, and no picture will do it justice. It broke my heart to hear that they consider themselves, ‘The Failed City’. In my eyes, it is nowhere near to a failed city, by a long shot. We stopped by an area where under a bridge was written “No fun. No freedom. No Future.” I was told that the youth that walk that path to school everyday wrote it and they truly feel this way. My heart shattered. To know that the youth feel there is no hope was just unbearable for me. I immediately broke down in tears, sobbing uncontrollably because I just felt so helpless. I could feel the pain of the environment and people in the air almost. I wanted to do something right then. It was also a confirmation for me, as I knew this was just one more reason God was calling a broken girl like me to move to N.Ireland, so that I could use my story to help those that are broken and hurting. But God has amazing things planned for the country of Northern Ireland. I feel it in my bones. And it is going to start with the amazing team members that I had the privilege of meeting. You guys are the end to the generational curse! This new era starts with you guys! I cannot wait to see how God uses you all. My life is forever changed and I am so humbled to be a part of what is happening.
Here’s to N.Ireland! xx
Now, after I got back I really began to process. I couldn’t ignore the blatantly obvious call to N. Ireland God had placed on my heart. I was so in love with the environment and it’s people. I couldn’t shake it. I felt at home for once in a long time, longer than I can remember to be honest. I just knew I belonged there. There are needs there that I just know God is calling me to help build. God showed me things and placed things on my heart that I didn’t even know I had in me and He really stretched me. Since I have been home I have been in this period of refining and stretching. God has revealed things to me and I just know those things are meant to be taken over there to help build the people, give them hope, and help them to realize that they are the change. Through them there is a chance for revival! The entire country could be changed and on fire for Jesus Christ if someone would just step out. I see it there. So among all the things that go on in N.Ireland, I am diving in. I am following the call and I refuse to back down. In May, through Celebration Church, I will be moving to Northern Ireland for three months (until August) to help Celebration Church Northern Ireland. I am there to serve and love.
So, here is where you come in! I am in need of roughly $3,700. If you feel led please donate, and if you can’t provide help through funds, please pray for me. As I know God’s call and I know He is going to provide the finances needed. So whether it’s helping with donation or by helping with prayer, please join me. I do have a paypal and home address you can send donations to, the mailing address is
10943 raley creek drive s
Thank you so much! xo Brittany
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here I am. Send me!”