The Widows Mite

I was reading in my devotions this morning about the widows mite.  I could relate because that is how I feel right now.  I am giving everything I have into finishing my license.  I know God is going to show Himself loud and clear.

Right now, I am anxious about not being ready for my checkride (my final exam to get my license).  My checkride is scheduled for one week from today, Thursday July 5th.  I feel like I have learned all that I need to know.  I just need to remember and apply it all which is the hard part.

As most of you know, my health has been a challenge over the last couple of months, especially.  We did find out that I was deficient in iron and a couple of other vitamins that are directly linked with one’s energy levels and ability to cope with stress.   While I was taking the new supplements, my energy levels were good.  About two weeks ago, my supplements were running low and I thought, “Let me stop taking them for a while and see if they were really helping or maybe I took enough to restore my body.”  The following week my energy level tanked.  In one way, I was grateful so I could be sure the supplements were working but on the other hand, it has been a struggle to get back to where I was.  With the checkride coming up and my flying more regularly while still working maintenance, my body has not been able to keep up.

So, I wrap it up by saying this.  I feel like I don’t have much to offer in terms of bodily strength in preparing for my checkride but I give it to God.  I will try my best to leave it in His hands.  My goal is to study and fly when I can with joy and leave the results up to Him.  This is much easier said than done!  I would really appreciate your prayers on my behalf.  Crossing this bridge will be monumental in not only my life but in the lives of so many others who are desperate for help.

Thank you for taking the time to read this update.  Your prayers are priceless.

Love,

Liz 🙂

Beautiful Flight and Rest from the Lord

Hi my friends, 

  Many of you know that I was blessed to finally fulfil my last requirement toward my pilots license.  It was such a gift from the Lord.  Looking back, I am grateful that I had the first flight to help me prepare for this one. I had been praying specifically that God would allow everything to go smoothly and that I would have fun! My prayers were answered.  The weather couldn’t have been nicer and I didn’t make any major mistakes.  The flight certainly boosted my confidence.  Now I just have to practice some maneuvers to get them within test standards.  The flight exam will be scheduled when my instructor and I feel that I am ready to pass with ‘flying colors.’  Another blessing is that an instructor at the school where I work has offered to take me on a mock checkride and promised to be rough on me so I would pass my exam.  That is such a blessing because he is a retired Air Force pilot whom I really respect so I am grateful.

 

I wasn’t able to upload the video but here are the few pics..  

 

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This weekend I was blessed to spend time at Keswick.  This has been my fourth Memorial Day conference.  For the first time, I was able to go into the Lake and I even took a paddleboat out.  It was such a nice, relaxing time.  It is always nice to reunite with friends and many people who are excited about what the Lord is doing in my life.  The speaker is also very good and overall it has just been a wonderful time.

Well, check back often.  I have 2 flights scheduled this week and that is all I can do because of the weather.  Thank you all so much for your continued care and support through prayer.  God bless you.

Hope to see you soon,

Liz 🙂

 

 

Bundle of Nerves

It was a great weekend–but a long one.  I had a flight scheduled for Monday morning and I knew I was supposed to solo but I felt unprepared and exhausted the night before.  I wasn’t sure how it would go but the next morning I felt better but nervous.  My instructor has so much confidence in me so he stepped out of the airplane.  I took off and landed safely 3 times.  This morning I was set to go to the practice area by myself, just about 15 miles from the airport.  The nerves set in once I got to the airport.  By the time I got into the plane, I was a bundle of nerves.  I tried to shake it off and forced myself at least to takeoff and land but after the third time, I knew it wasn’t going to go away.  I hope I can go up again soon.  I know I can do it.  I just need to prepare better so I have nothing to be scared of.  Prayers appreciated.

Health and Wellness

Hi there!

I just wanted to take a quick minute to update everyone and ask for prayer (as suggested by one of you 😉 ).

I was hoping to take my written exam this Saturday but due to my health (I will get to that) and the local college being on Spring Break, I was not able to test.  I just met with my flight instructor today to go over some materials I had been struggling with.  It was a great meeting.  I am confident that I will pass the test.  We are going to meet one more time on Thursday morning for some last-minute questions and I will likely receive my instructor sign-off then.  I will then take my written test this coming Saturday morning.  The plan will be to start flying the following Monday.

As far as my health, I have been feeling an overall weakness and lack of energy which last month, in particular, was very limiting.  At first, I thought I was fighting off the flu but after 6 weeks, I thought there might be more to it.  I had my blood drawn on Wednesday morning for a nutrient test and the results are expected within 3 weeks.  Hopefully it is something as simple as a vitamin deficiency.

Due to the physical limitations, I have been forced to put the FBI fitness training on hold.  I am trying to stay hydrated and get lots of sleep so I can pass my flight exams.  Hopefully, as I clear things off my to-do list, the stress level will be decreased and I will see better health.

In summary, my prayer request is 1) for physical healing and 2) for my flight training to be completed uninterrupted.  I am extremely grateful for the donations from so many of you that has allowed me to begin flight training again.  I have no doubt in my mind that this is it!  My goal is to have my pilot license by Memorial Day!!! 🙂

Thank you all for your care and prayers. I wouldn’t want to do any of this without the love and encouragement of my support team!

Love,

Liz 🙂

p.s. I also applied for a $1000 flight scholarship so if you would like to lift that up in prayer, I wouldn’t object 🙂  The winner will be notified by April 21, 2018.  Thanks!

 

Diamond in the Rough

So, last week was really rough.   Work was extremely stressful to the point of feeling like I might have to find another job if the atmosphere continued to be that toxic.  Secondly,  my truck broke down twice and I spent most of the week trying to troubleshoot and get parts.  It was all fine but by the time Friday came, I was exhausted.

Despite the extremely trying week, I heard good news.  Let me give some background to this news first.  About 2 months ago, God began to open doors for me to possibly fly for the FBI to rescue girls out of trafficking.  I was, (and still am), EXTREMELY excited about the possibility!  Soon after things quickly progressed, they suddenly stopped.  I sensed the Lord telling me to be patient.  This was His dream before it was mine.  So, I waited.

Last week, a door slowly opened.  The flight school I last trained at has connections with the FBI.  The owner of the flight school’s nephew is the Director of Maintenance for the FBI here in NJ! The owner told me to send him my resume and he would get it to his nephew as he sees him twice a week.  WOW!!!  This just might be the first step to getting through that FBI door.  We will see!

This week I began working later so that I could potentially fly in the mornings.  Right now, I am studying for my written test (again) and can take it as soon as I am ready.

Well, interesting things just keep on developing.  It is fun to be on this side watching God work all these details out.  It has been a long time coming and over the last year, I have had an significant amount of peace to just place God’s dream for me in His hands and rest.

I hope this finds you all doing well and I truly hope that you all have a very blessed Christmas!

Thank you for your care and for reading,

Liz 🙂

 

Remember Nhu

Remember Nhu is “a nonprofit committed to ending child sex slavery through prevention.”  I was blessed to be invited to a banquet held at the Westin in Princeton on Friday night.  It was such a blessed event.

I was seated near a pastor and his wife who were missionaries in Thailand for over 10 years.  There church currently take trips to Thailand to work with Remember Nhu, at least once per year, and welcomed me to join them on their next trip.  I told them that it has been on my heart to go to Cambodia to visit Agape International Missions, whom I would like to fly for one day.  They knew of the organization and agreed with the idea of me visiting both organizations during one trip. I am not sure what the Lord will do with this idea but it has been a hope of mine to use my 2 weeks of paid vacation this coming summer to be involved in the fight against trafficking.  We’ll see what the Lord has planned.

I also met a lady who is on staff with Remember Nhu and lives about 35-40 mins from me.  We spoke about getting together sometime and I am really looking forward to that!
I sense a real unity with this ministry, as I do with AIM, and am excited to see how God uses these connections.  The night was a huge blessing to me!
Liz 🙂