“I know the best is yet to come!” Guest Blog by Jessica Pellowe

Jessica at work!

Over a year ago, now, Sandra approached me with her vision for impacting and equipping young people to make a positive change in South East Asia, and less than three weeks from now, our first students will
arrive! It’s amazing to look back over the past year and remember all of the details that needed sorting, the excitement of our website going live, receiving our first application… In many ways, ISM has already
provided me with many opportunities to see God’s hand at work and to be encouraged by our hosts, teachers and students, alike – and with Opening Session on the horizon, I know the best is yet to come!

I am really looking forward to meeting our students, and engaging with them during their time at ISM. I know that it will be a life-changing experience for them; just how so, remains to be seen, and that adds to the excitement!

When I first came overseas to intern with Sandra, I knew I was doing what God wanted me to do, but really had no idea what would come from that. With God’s direction, one thing led to another, and now here I am, at a place I never would have dreamt for myself, but where I also am confidently in the Will of God.

I know that regardless of where our students end up living and serving years from now, ISM will be a part of how God continues to reveal Himself and His Will to each of our students. It is my hope and prayer that our students will come not just to experience life “as a missionary,” but life as God intended it – abundantly rich in the peace that comes from living the life you were created for!