The Journey to Hawaii

In January of 2013 God called me and my family to Hawaii for three months. We went to Hawaii for a Christian organisation called YWAM. We found out that God was calling our family to go to Hawaii sometime in 2012. It’s a crazy and exciting story to tell. As I was around 10 at the time, I don’t remember as much as my parents do from that time. But this is what I do remember.

This was a faith journey. We had to rely on our own income, and trust that God would provide the money that we needed in order for us to go. In 2012 we also found out that it was time to move out of the house that we were renting. We moved out of our house a few days before Christmas. We spent the Christmas at my mom’s parents house. We hadn’t bought any plane tickets when we moved out of our house, and when we went to spend Christmas with our Grandma and Grandpa because we still did not have enough money to be able to leave for Hawaii. It was a little tough and frustrating that we hadn’t been able to book plane tickets by then, but my parents trusted that God would come through with the money. The school that me and my siblings were going to attend in Hawaii started around the first week of January. We were hoping and trusting in God that we would have the money and plane tickets before then, but unfortunately we weren’t able to make it in time.

We waited and waited but no money came through. All that we could do was to trust that God would somehow provide what we needed to be able to go to Hawaii. My family and me had to be ready to pack our bags quickly if the money would suddenly come through. We could have doubted in God’s word and will for us, but we knew that God was calling us to Hawaii. We waited at our grandparents house for a few weeks until one day when things started to suddenly happen. On the 11th of January my parents started to get a bit restless. Our bags were packed and we were ready to go, but on the morning of January the 11th it still seemed quite impossible for us to leave for Hawaii. We still didn’t even have any plane tickets yet. So we decided to go and see my mom’s sister that day. While we were at my mom’s sisters house all the money suddenly came through, and we were able to to find a travel agent that was able to help us book our plane tickets. I remember that we left my mom’s sisters house quite late that night, and we were all tired, but we were also so excited to see how God was working. Early the next morning we left our grandparents house to begin our journey towards the airport. On January the 12th we were finally off to Hawaii. We had to leave by January the 12th or we couldn’t go at all. In the last minutes God performed a miracle, and turned our situation from impossible to possible.

God provided a miracle for us. He made a way for us through the impossible. It was amazing to see how God moved and provided everything so fast.

Although we only waited for a few weeks as I remember, the waiting season was very tough. God was in control through this season. There was nothing different that we could have done. We had to only trust in God. God used this for his purpose. Everything turned out alright in the end. The next one anyone of us is in a waiting season, we can look back and remember how God turned the impossible into possible.

This journey to Hawaii is one that I won’t likely forget. I think that God wanted to teach our family something during this time. God can and will often use the most toughest situations that we go through in life to teach us something new, or to show us that he still does miracles.

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