Here's to the Class of 2017

Everything you are feeling and thinking about is valid. You are allowed to be slightly crazy, you are allowed to feel like life is messy, because truthfully...it is, sorry but there is no sugar coating that one. You are the graduating class of 2017, so here are 17 things that I want to tell you:

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Third Times a Charm

What's up everyone! I am excited to announce that I will be returning back home to the amazing country of Honduras this upcoming summer! My trips have progressively gotten longer and this one is no exception. Our team will be in Siguatepeque  for approx. 3 weeks this year...crazy. I am hoping to actually make this blog stick this year and keep posting things that I am either learning or assignments that have helped shape this year so far. First and foremost though...the letter. Enjoy and God bless! For the past two years, I have had the privilege of traveling to Siguatepeque, Honduras. In the summer of 2015, God will be sending me back for a third time. My heart has been left in Honduras; it is with strangers in the street, teachers and kids in a school, the community, and the country. To have an opportunity to go back a third time is indescribable. Throughout the past two years I have been transformed, renewed, and redeemed. God has made it a calling in my life to go out and spread the news of His great love. In 2015, our team will be working alongside La Providencia and the surrounding community by putting on camps, VBS’s and work projects. This will be our longest trip yet, approximately 3-4 weeks. We cannot do this by ourselves; we need the help and support from our family and friends. For those that know me well, Honduras is one of my favorite things to talk about. Please feel free to call, text, email, coffee, lunch, truly anything, if you have questions, concerns or just want to hear more about what God has been up to! Thank you so much for you continuous prayer and support in my life!

I cannot do this on my own. I need your help!

First: PRAYER. We are in constant need of prayer, not only for our team but for the people of Honduras as well.

Second: Financial Support.

This will be our longest trip yet, which means, raising more funds. If you would like to donate, there are multiple ways to help.

1) Green Slip – You can send, cash or check with this slip filled back to Jessup!

333 Sunset Blvd. #769 Rocklin, CA 95765

2) Online (credit/debit) – www.jessup.edu/missions

Honduras 2015 – Michelle Rompel

*Do not put my name anywhere on a check, all donations are tax deductible

Blessings,

Michelle Rompel

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Finding Strength

 

ImageIt is only the second day of the Spring 2014 semester and already I am downing coffee like it's water. Hopefully, it is just all the excitement that this new semester has prepared that is keeping me up at night and not being able to sleep. Between being a full time student while maintaing a job and social life, things can become exhausting. Luckily, there are these wonderful things between classes called breaks that I have yet to use but can tell they are for sure a blessing in disguise. This week though like many other Jessup students, we have been gathering addresses, stamps, envelopes and trying to get our computers to print out the mass amounts of support letters that recently have gone out! One thing that I truly love about this school and campus is how much of a community it really becomes. There is a huge portion of our school that will be heading out for trips this summer and everywhere you look there was someone stuffing envelopes or yelling at their computer and even with all the stress that comes along with the process of having to get things in on time, smiles are on every persons face. It brings such a warmth to my heart and a strength of knowing that even when things get stressful and we may not know the outcome, that God is still putting this fire in our hearts and passion in our pits to do His work. I have been going through a devotion through the Bible App on my phone and there was a specific one that came up recently that I fell in love with. It was talking about the Egyptians and how they tried to wear down the Hebrews but instead the Hebrews multiplied and grew stronger. "When we are burdened or mistreated, we may feel defeated. But our burdens can make us stronger and can develop qualities in us that will prepare us for the future. We cannot be over comers without troubles to overcome. Be true to God in the hard times because even the worst situations can make us better people." That is my prayers recently, to be open and honest with God. Hard times are always ahead of us, we can't stop them from coming but we can surround ourselves with friends and family that can support us and build us up stronger. I could not be more thankful for the people that God has put in my life recently, between people that have been supporting my trip, continually praying for me and even the crazy ones that take in a stray college student for a few weeks before going back to school. God is constantly showing me new ways that He is providing for me and showing me He is here and not leaving me, even when I don't deserve it, He is constant. 

I also just wanted to give in a quick update to the Support Letter as well, ALL the letters I have been able to mail out are officially in the mail and should be arriving soon so be looking for those! However, being a college student, electronics are a big part of my life and so for those that would still like to help support financially feel free to head over to jessup.edu/missions and make sure you click on the Honduras tab and add Michelle Rompel. If you are also just curious there is a goal time line to see how far my fundraising has been coming and how far I still need to go, check it out! 

Blessings,

M