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Hello Tim & Pam! I know that you two don't know me but I just wanted to let you know how inspirational you two have been to me! I listen to wbgl every time I am in the car, when I am getting ready in the morning and have my radio playing at night when I go to sleep. You two have been extremely inspiring to me (especially when I heard that you two were going overseas on a missions trip!) A little bit about my story: I didn't grow up in a christian family, it wasn't until march 2011 that I started taking myself to church. I didn't know who God was or what he was all about but I was curious. In October I was saved and in November I was baptized! Since then God has been working in my life and pretty quickly at that! I went to Haiti on a missions trip for 2 weeks in May and while I was there and ever since I returned God was tugging on my heart and telling me I was going to move there. I landed on a Monday, on Tuesday I was randly offered a job as the 2nd grade teacher at Sonlight Academy in Port-de-Paix, Haiti, on wednesday I was randomly offered housing, on thursday I was told by a local Haitian there his family would give me free shipping of my belongings (his family ran the cargo ships).... While I was there he gave me conformation after conformation, but well after everything I still tried to make a bargain with God. (yeah like he does bargains like that) but my bargain was I will move there if my boyfriend moves there with me.... Well friday came and what happens I get taught a song and the end of the song goes "even if it costs me everything, i'll obey." Well! I was determined to stick to my bargain and when I returned the boyfriend said no he wouldnt move there so well it was official! I am not moving to Haiti then! :P 1 1/2 weeks later after stepping foot back on american soil my boyfriend and I broke up. I was standing there with no excuse anymore and finally gave the decision over to God and told him if he wants me to go I will go. I contacted the director at sonlight and I summited an application. I waited and waited and waited... still having this feeling inside of me that "hey you are moving to Haiti", but I couldnt do anything without sonlights official yes. So I waited and waited some more and this last tuesday July 24th I recieved the email saying, "welcome aboard Alisha to sonlight ministries!" I am now the 2nd grade teacher at sonlight ministries! The news that shocked me was how soon my departure would be! She then proceeded to tell me that it would be a quick departure and that I was leaving on August 13th. That was ALOT sooner then I ever imagined or even felt I had time to plan for!!!! I sit here today excited and nervous all at the same time, but I know that God will take care of all my needs! I have a 2011 Dodge Avenger car to sell and support to raise very quickly, but I trust that God will make whatever has to happen work out! If you want to read any more about my story or my support letter check out rileyinhaiti.blogspot.com! :) I just want to say that listening to you two on the radio.. all of your inspiring words and your bible verses and the excitement in your voices has moved me so much and has made me run to God! I will still have internet over there so I will be able to listen to you two in the mornings while I am getting ready to go and teach 30 students 2nd grade (which includes the bible over there which I am so thankful for!) I just want to ask for prayers and say thank you both for everything you have done for me :) ~Alisha