1 February, 2013: My YAGM application is turned in
7 February, 2013: I have my first phone interview with a YAGM alum
28 February, 2013: I have my second phone interview with a YAGM staff member
Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 4:20 PM: I receive my invitation to the discernment interview process
18 April, 2013: DIP weekend arrives, travel plans are changed, and a small road trip commences
21 April, 2013: I receive my placement with the United Kingdom
Thursday, 25 April, 2013 12:46 PM: I accept!
11 May, 2013: I walk across the stage at commencement to receive my diploma
4 August, 2013: Peace Lutheran’s arms outstretch as I receive a blessing to continue God’s mission
14 August, 2013: I say my final goodbyes as I head to Chicago for Orientation
21 August, 2013 4:05 PM: We say a prayer as our flight takes off for the UK
22 August, 2013: I look out my new bedroom window into the London landscape, thinking of the timeline that brought me here and the many people that carried me along the way.
Romans 12: 2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good, and acceptable, and perfect.”