Update & Prayer Request from Lara

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Just wanted to let you know I have arrived safe & sound by God’s grace alone in New Jersey, settled myself and the 5 special needs & senior doggies in my care into a hotel, woke up to a snowstorm this morning, and after all the preparation, the packing, and the driving, and given this is undoubtedly the biggest step of faith I have taken in my years of following Jesus, I am utterly exhausted.

I am reminded of how this step goes against my flesh in so many ways, from leaving behind beloved family and friends, going north when I love warm weather, going to the city when I love the beach, going to noise when I love quiet, going to a dangerous place when I love to feel safe, and going to a very expensive place when I strive to live very economically.

In the past 24 hours, as I have thought about how I landed here, I have known without a shadow of a doubt, and reminded myself, of why I am here.

There is nothing, and nobody, I love more in the universe than God almighty, than the Lord Jesus Christ, and I am entirely His. I came here because of my love and devotedness to Him, and I came here because second to the Lord I love people and have committed to fulfilling my life’s mission to help people find and forever follow Him.

Why am I am here? Because I am 100% clear the Lord is sending me to New York City for streets ministry and to write, publish, and distribute my Gospel tracts, devotionals, and books. I am here FOR HIM. And for His Creation. For people. For this world that needs Him, needs to hear of Him, needs to know how to be born again and to have a forever relationship with Him, and needs help and encouragement in not merely believing in Him, but in day by day and forever – following Him!

Please keep me in your prayers. I need them more than ever, and please pray as the Spirit of God leads you. Top needs right now are safety, rest, housing, and financial support. My trust is in Christ, my Lord, my love, my beloved, my passion, my hope, the one I live and breathe for – forever.

Love to all of you in His name.

p.s. As I shared recently, I may write less in the coming days and weeks as I get settled, but that, of course, as with all things, is in His hands….!

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