It would be a special blessing to us if the Lord should lead any of you to help Lydia with her school expenses for next year. We are able to provide some compensation for her help this summer, but she is giving sacrificially of her time trusting that God will increase her faith as well!
Going into my Senior year at Maranatha Baptist University and still looking for a job for the summer left me totally depending on God’s plan and path for me. When my brother Joel contacted me over Spring Break about traveling with his family and living in Canada as “nanny” for the summer I considered it an open door from the Lord. Jeremiah 29:11 begins with “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord…” I’m so thankful for God’s provision and how He works out opportunities for His children!
I’ve had the privilege to grow up in a strong Christian home under godly parents, where I accepted Christ at a young age. My desire to be in the ministry in the future later lead me to Maranatha Baptist University where I entered as a freshman with a Church Music minor. After my freshman year, I prayed about switching music to a minor, and am now studying Biblical Counseling. Counseling has always interested me and last summer I had the unique and life-changing opportunity to be a camp counselor at Camp Chetek in northern Wisconsin. That summer confirmed my desires to be able to help people through counseling and gave me new appreciation for my difficult bible classes back at school! This summer may be totally different from camp counseling, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the change of perspective that comes from “nannying” such a younger age group! ☺ Joel and Sarah and the kids made me feel right at home and I’ve loved the time spent with them and am looking forward to all the memories this summer will create! Hannah has told me she never wants me to get married, so I can always take care of them! (though a certain Daniel Depue may have something to say about that)
Please pray for us this summer, that God would give strength and endurance to Joel and Sarah taking classes, and that I would also be able to keep up with four very-energetic children!
- Lydia Wagner
Any gifts for Lydia can be sent directly to her school account:
Maranatha Baptist University
Attn: Business Office
745 West Main Street
Watertown, WI 53094
(Please CLEARLY indicate that the gift is for the student account of Lydia Wagner)
If you would rather send it to her home address or if you would like to drop her a note by email I could provide her address to you as well.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support!
- Joel Wagner