The World Race
Hike with Hope has been given an incredible opportunity to sponsor Kim Butler who is joining an incredible organization called “The World Race.” Here is a little about Kim:
“I’m what they call a type A personality. I’m a perfectionist… I’m even trying to perfect not being a perfectionist! (a work in progress). I’m also an over committer, I always have multiple things going on at a time and as soon as something comes off my plate I find something else to replace it. I’m excited to spend 11 months committed to nothing except God and sharing His love with others.
I’m 24 years old and I graduated from Berry College in May 2008 with a degree in Business Management. I’m currently working in property management, an industry that I am less than passionate about, I coach a women’s crew (rowing) team at Brenau University, something I am overly passionate about, and I’m almost done planning a wedding for my oldest friend. God has used each of these things and more, even the job, to prepare me for this trip and grow me up in Him.
So, how did I come to make the decision to go on “The World Race.” Well, it started with my sister who mentioned that she thought it might be something I would be interested in. We didn’t talk much about it, and honestly I forgot about it. A few days later the idea came back in my mind, and again and again for a few weeks. At that point I said, “God, are you trying to tell me something?” So I went online and looked up this elusive trip. I got really excited about it after reading just a few things and decided I should shut the computer. I tend to get my hopes up about things and then they become about me and not about God’s will for my life, and I wanted this to be ALL God if it was His will. I made the decision to not actively think about the trip and only pray and surrender it to God anytime He brought it to mind. For about 2 more weeks the Spirit continued to speak to my heart and remind me of all the events that He had used to lead me to this place. He began to confirm that this was not my own voice but rather His still small voice leading me to this place. After looking more deeply into the trip online I decided to pray more intentionally for God’s guidance and spoke with my mentor who advised that I begin walking through the doors God opened. Not 100% confident, I decided to take a vacation alone, something I have never done. I ended up going to 4 cities in 4 days and God revealed to me more about Himself and His desire to fulfill my desires. It was a sweet time to get quite and alone with God and He confirmed even more that I was to lay down my desires and trust Him to give me life to the full!”
To Keep up with Kim or to partner with Hike with Hope in supporting her please visit her site HERE!
Thanks Kim for all that you are doing for the kingdom and we are looking forward to reaching the world with you!