Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Life with little ones…
Life with 10 little ones… oh for the words to describe everything that has happened in the last few months. What a  journey God has me on and how thankful I am for His faithfulness. I am writing this in the States and arrived back about two weeks ago. 
That's the question I have been receiving and the next one is, 
"What comes next?"
So hopefully here I can answer some of your questions…

 I have so many things in my heart and mind right now and I am so amazed at how God is leading me and speaking to me. Sometime's I hear His voice so loudly and sometimes it's a whisper. But His voice has been so beautiful in the past four years serving at Casa de Esperanza in Bolivia and as I have transitioned out of my time there.

So the first question… "Why are you back?" 

About a year and a half ago, God started whispering the word "Transition" and I didn't know how or when or where but I just started praying and asking God what came next. I have loved spending the last four years with 70+ amazing children at Casa de Esperanza and have learned SO much. Seriously. It's like a four year college degree and I am so thankful. 

My hope and dream and prayer is to start a children's home. For those who have followed my blog posts, you know that ever since I was three years old I have always wanted 100 children. In the past few years my prayer of "God, do you want me to start a home?" has turned into "God, where?" 

I still don't know the answer to that question. I am praying about several things that God has been placing on my heart but over the past year and a half, God has been so graciously leading me and teaching me to follow Him in FAITH. A lot of times it is so much easier to follow when you know the destination but I heard God remind me again and again that He has me in His loving arms and He won't let me go. 

So the second question… "What next?" 

Well… I am heading to Zambia on Saturday for two weeks with a group from my church. We will be partnering with a Christian school and doing some construction projects and also doing a Vacation Bible School for 250+ kids. :) My heart is happy. So many kids!!!

After the two weeks, the plan is to be home in the States for several months to rest and recharge and spend time with my family and seeking God's will for what comes next. I am so excited to see where He leads. And I know it's worth it.

I am missing my kiddos at Casa de Esperanza and miss the hugs and kisses and hearing, "Tia Lily!"

But I know that God has them in His arms. He has blessed me time and time again and even though I am in a time of transition and waiting, I am in His will and I have so much peace! And I love seeing God sustain me and hold me up in His grace!

I have so many stories… so many pictures (thousands actually) and so many blessings I want to share… and hopefully will be able to more regularly thanks to good internet! YAY!

I just want to thank each and every person who has prayed for me and encouraged me and supported me. The last four years have been incredible. And there is so much yet to come. This is just the start. And I cannot wait to see what God does! To Him be the glory!

United States, Bolivia and now a glimpse of Zambia. My heart is in so many places but I know that no matter where I am, God is with me and won't let me go.

Thanks for all your love and support!!! So thankful for each and every one of you! God is crazy amazing!  Much love and a giant hug!

In Christ who continually blows me away with His LOVE,
Lily Flu

1 comment:

Kristi F. said...

Beautiful post, Lily. Excited to see what God has in store for your future!