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ponpongoawei:

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ponpongoawei:

Hey everyone. I know this will go mostly unnoticed, but I have a lot of good friends on this site so I might as well give it a go. 
That is a picture of me! This picture was taken for my support cards for my 3rd year internship in the Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies, called GlobeTREK.
GlobeTREK is a trip around the world for a handful of students in the program, from Germany basically going in a giant circle and ending with Egypt, and working with different charities along the way. Each student picks a country to go to for 6 months and work with charities in that country. The whole trip is pretty much working and local charities as we go along! This lets us see  a lot of opportunities all around the world where we could make the most of our education, and more importantly, help people while we do it. 
I’ve been looking forward to this ever since I first applied to my school. This sort of thing is my life calling, and my deepest passion. 
Because it’s mostly charity and volunteer work with a little bit of schooling mixed in, student loans cannot help me pay for it, and this is where I need tumblr’s help. Tumblr as a community is so capable and powerful to help an organization’s or an individual’s cause, and I’m hoping you guys can help me. The date that I leave for the trip is coming soon and fast, and I need LOTS of funding. I’ve not been able to get a job while at school because I’m an American going to school in Canada on a student visa. I wasn’t able to get a job when I got home for the summer because I’m currently managing severe depression and I needed some rest. 
I’ve already dealt with so many stresses in preparation for this trip, like finding a country to stay in for the 6 month portion, applying for visas, and figuring out where my funds will come from. You all can make such a difference to me and to everyone I’ll meet on my trip!! 
This is my gofundme page. I won’t ask you to donate, but I will say that the smallest amount helps, and so does signal boosting. 
Please, please help me raise funds for this. It’s tremendously important to me, and I know you guys can help. 
tl;dr, I’m going on a trip around the world to help at different charities and learn about cultures as a part of my college education, so please help with donations, no matter how small, or a signal boost!!!
Thanks guys.
<3 Tina

this precious little person was one of my first friends on tumblr and I don’t have much to give but if everyone would please signal boost that would mean a lot she deserves this i know how hard she’s worked

AWWWWWWWWWWWWW. thank u dear ;w;
spiritualinspiration:

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them" (Romans 8:28, NLT). 

Every person goes through disappointments and things that don’t seem to make sense. It’s easy to get discouraged and think, “Why did this happen to me?” “Why did my loved one not make it?” “Why did this person treat me wrong?” “Why did I get laid off?”

Friend, we have to understand that even though life is not always fair, God is fair. He promises that He will work all things together for our good. I believe the key word in today’s verse is “together.” In other words, don’t just isolate one part of your life and say, “Well, this is not good.” “It’s not good that I got laid off.” “It’s not good that my child got sick.” “It’s not good that my relationship didn’t work out.” Yes, that’s true, but that’s just one part of your life. God can see the big picture. That disappointment is not the end. Your life doesn’t stop because of one setback. That is simply one piece of your puzzle. There is another piece coming to connect it all because God promises to work all things together for your good!
spiritualinspiration:

“God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19, NKJV)
No matter where you are in life right now, God has much more in store for you. He will provide. God wants to take you to new levels in every area of your life. He wants to give you more wisdom so you can make better decisions. He wants to give you a stronger anointing so you can have greater influence. He wants to bless you financially so you can be a blessing to others. Don’t get stuck in the same old rut - there is so much more to life! God has new frontiers for you to explore and higher mountains to climb! I can tell you with great confidence that your best days are right out in front of you!

Begin today to think the way God thinks. The Bible says “The path of the righteous grows brighter and brighter and brighter.” Think increase…think big…think expansive! Start expecting the unexpected and look at life through your eyes of faith. When you do, God will show up and begin to work things out in your favor. Take a step towards victory in your life today.
spiritualinspiration:

Did you know that the ability to forgive others is a gift from God? The Bible tells us that if we don’t forgive others, we cannot be forgiven. If we don’t forgive, we are blocking the ability for God to work in our lives. But when we choose to forgive, we are choosing God’s way and opening the door for Him to heal our hurts and restore our souls.

Forgiveness doesn’t mean that what that person did was right or that you even have to get back into a relationship with that person. Forgiveness simply releases the debt they owe you so that God can release the debt you owe Him. Ask the Lord to search your heart and show you if there is any unforgiveness blocking His blessing in your life. Ask Him to show you more about this gift of forgiveness so that you can walk in the freedom and victory He has for you today.
spiritualinspiration:

Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you… Jeremiah 1:5, AMP.
Did you know that God was thinking about you before you were ever born? He knew everything about you before you were in your mother’s womb. He created you on purpose, for a purpose. He carefully planned who you would be, the color of your hair, the color of your eyes and skin. He gave you gifts, talents and abilities to be used for His glory. He took one look at you and said, “Approved.”

No matter how you may be feeling right now, no matter who’s approval you didn’t get on this earth, know that Almighty God loves you and approves of you today. There’s nothing you can do now or ever to change that. You may be thinking, “I’ve made so many mistakes, how can God approve of me?” Understand that when God sees you, He separates you from your behavior. He may not approve of your actions all the time, but He desires to help you grow and make better choices.

Today, receive His love and acceptance. Allow Him to work in your life. Allow His love to empower and strengthen you because you are approved and equipped to live in victory all the days of your life!
spiritualinspiration:

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book” (Psalm 56:8, NLT).


Do you know how important you are to God? He cares so much about every detail of your life. He cares about your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. In fact, what you are going through is so important to Him that He records every sorrow and collects every tear you’ve shed. Why would God record your sorrows and collect your tears? It’s because He loves you so much. He is your Vindicator. He’s keeping account of every wrong that’s ever been done to you so that He can make up for every single one of them. He wants to restore everything that has ever been stolen. He wants to heal every single hurt and pain. He sees the longings and desires of your heart, and you can rest assured that behind the scenes He is working things out for your good!

I want to remind you today that God is with you. He is on your side. He has your best interest at heart, and He is working to bring restoration and peace to every area of your life. Keep standing, keep believing, and keep doing the right thing because the One who collects your tears will restore every broken place in your life!

Prayer for Today: Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me and setting me free. Thank You for being my Vindicator. I choose to release every hurt, pain and sorrow, knowing that You will make all things new. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
spiritualinspiration:

“…I will free you from their bondage and I will rescue you with an outstretched arm…” (Exodus 6:6, AMP). 

No matter what’s going on in your life, no matter how somebody is treating you, God has a plan to free you from everything that would try to hold you back. He wants to rescue you and show you His mighty hand of favor and blessing. One translation says “with special and vigorous action.” What does that mean? That means, if you will stay in faith even in the difficult times, God is going to show up with explosive blessings. 

He is going to bring supernatural turnaround, supernatural breakthroughs, supernatural promotion, and supernatural deliverance.
God is saying, “I’m going to free you from the bondage of poverty and lack. I’m going to free you from the burden of depression and discouragement. I’m going to free you from every addiction, every bad habit.”

You don’t have to live in bondage to anything any longer! God’s arm of deliverance is outstretched toward you. He is setting you free from every bondage so that you can live the life of victory He has in store for you!
spiritualinspiration:

“I’m God’s masterpiece. I’m wonderfully made. I’m talented. I’m original. God has given me everything that I need.” That’s what David was saying in Psalm 139. He praised God for making him in an amazing way and declared that what God had done was wonderful. Is that how you started your day?

Most people think they are being humble by putting themselves down. They say, “Oh, I’m not that talented. It was no big deal.” But really, we should be bold like David and say, “I’m amazing. I’m a masterpiece. God made me and He doesn’t make junk! I am equipped, I am empowered, and I am amazing!”

Today, make the decision to stop putting yourself down; stop focusing on your flaws and comparing yourself to others. Your Creator says “you are a masterpiece.” It’s time to get in agreement with God and realize how much He loves you. It’s time to realize how special you are. Make the shift by changing your words and start by saying what David said!