"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." -Galatians 2:20

Monday, March 14, 2011

I have really been down these last couple of weeks.  I have no idea how on earth I keep up with everything, I feel like a robot: get up, eat, class, work, eat, class, work, homework, sleep. repeat.  If I want time for anytime else, it cuts into my sleep time.  The Lord has been so good to me, and without His strength I feel like I would be dead at this point.  I am just so tired.  If I do not come before the Lord each day, literally on my knees asking for His strength, soaking as much of His Word in that I can, I couldn’t make it.  It has made me specifically think of how incredibly hard it must be for single working moms...I couldn't even imagine.  And it makes my heart ache for them…who am I to complain?  They never get a break.

These next two weeks are Spring Break here at the Moody Bible Institute, so I am staying in Chicago to work and maybe get some good hours in.  Last night I got 8 hours of sleep for the first time in 4 weeks (which does wonders, let me tell you).

The funny thing is...now that I think about it, is that I don't really know if I am going to get a "break" at all this year.  I have 2 1/2 months left of this semester, then I go home for a month and work/prepare for this summer internship, then it looks like I might go straight back to Chicago from Amsterdam and start work back up again and then school 2 weeks later. The next break I'll have then would be Christmas Break. wow.  ok then.  Thanks 2011, you are nuts!  But the neat thing is, He says to us "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christs power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9) 

Prayer requests:

  • That I would get some rest over break
  • That I could catch up on all my homework

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dear friends and family,
About 6 years ago a passion was ignited in my heart …  In August of 2004 I dedicated my life to missions and ministry and have been on an incredible journey since then.  For the past 3 years I have been going to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, preparing for ministry and learning about God’s amazing Word.  This summer, I have been given the opportunity to finally get a taste of what I believe God has been calling me to: ministering to the women in the Red Light District in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 
From June 17th to July 31st 2011, I will be doing a six-week internship with an organization called YWAM (Youth With A Mission) at a community center in the heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District called The Lighthouse.  The vision of this community center is to see spiritual wholeness and freedom for those involved in the sex industry, and to impart God’s heart for individuals trapped in or choosing this work, by mobilizing, connecting and training believers to stand against the powers of injustice. 

I wanted to take this opportunity to ask you as my friends and family to partner in this ministry with me through prayer, giving, or both J  The trip will cost approximately $3,200.  If you desire to serve alongside me through financial support, please send it to the address below.  Please lift me up in prayer to God as I embark on this journey and ask for His strength, wisdom, and guidance in seeking to bring the love of Christ to these women.  Thank you for your willingness to be involved in my life and ministry!

Sincerely,

Jillian Wojtanowicz
P.O. Box 1252
Orange, CA 92856
(714) 766-9420