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Dear precious friends and family, 

 HOPE is the reason I'm going and this very word is leading me on. I am so just completely humbled and honored to discover what it means to be more compassionate to those who feel hopeless. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to my story:

 I always knew God existed but He did not become real to me until I struggled an immense depression and almost took my life in 2008. I felt hopeless, unloved, and was trying to carry the weight of the world. I believed the lie that said I have no purpose and began to live this way. My family moved in 2009 and this is where change began to happen. I wrestled with going to church and wanted to isolate myself from the world but my father insisted I go. So I remember stepping into a loving community for the first time and being overwhelmed that me wretched me would be so cared for and pursued by a gracious Savior. I also wondered how the community around me had so much joy. However, I still resisted the love being extended by the Father. It took me many months and more emptiness inside before I wanted to experience TRUE life and thus began my journey with the Lord. I began to let Him in and He began to break down the barriers of my heart and as He pursued I wanted others to experience that same love too. 

It has been many years since then following the Lord with many highs and lows but I am so grateful that He is so faithful to His promises. When we are courageous in Him, "He will never leave us nor forsake us" (Deuteronomy 31:6). Every trial is meant to bring us closer to the One who holds our hearts. I'm excited to take this new journey and learn about His heart in a deeper way. May my life be a testimony of His goodness. May my heart's desire always be to bring Him glory- the One who saves. May He direct my steps in this new phase of life. 

There are no words to describe my thankfulness to all of you for playing a role in my life. Every single one of you is completely adored more than you know. In obedience, I leave on September 27th for the trip of a lifetime and for five weeks I will be doing discipleship training school basically learning how to love people like Jesus would and then going on outreach for 3-5 months. May the God of mercy bless you abundantly!
                                                                                                                      Much love, 
                                                                                                                      Kayla




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University of the Nations
Attn: Financial Services-Student Account
75-5851 Kuakini Hwy #433
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(in the "memo" write Kayla Smith/ Fire and Fragrance-Compassion Ablaze/ Fall 2018)

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Central Pacific Bank
75-1010 Henry Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(in the "memo" write Kayla Smith/ Fire and Fragrance-Compassion Ablaze/ Fall 2018)

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