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Saving :)

Because I work for my church, I can save money for church related activities pre-tax.

So I’m saving $60 a week towards my Philippines trip to the Shepherd’s Arms Orphanage and not paying any tax on it. Yay! Just thought I’d let you all know. More news on how things are going once I know, but it looks like flights into Asia are about to get cheaper thanks to Jet Star opening up services out of NZ :) I guess the Aussies had to do something right :P

The Planning Begins

The Chocolate Hills in BoholSo you may know I really want to go to the Philippines next year. The advantage of having work is that when you decide you want to go somewhere, you save, you ask for the time off work, and you go! So different to being a student hehe. I have neither saved all the necessary funds, nor asked for the time off work, but I have begun saving! I should probably sort the leave out soon though it is so far in advance.

God has had it on my heart all this year that it is time to go somewhere. At first I had a couple of ideas where I might go. One was to visit my grandparents in England, another was to visit my friends in Malaysia. But I felt uneasy about those ideas, I didn’t really feel that I could justify the spending on travel that would be such a large expense on my limited income, even for the sake of seeing such wonderful people. Then God brought Shepherd’s Arms across my path. Continue reading