The World Race Mission Trip!!

The World Race Mission Trip!!

From Sarah Buffaloe

Hey guys! I’ve never written a letter like this before, but I'm currently broke and supposed to be going on The World Race! But I believe the Lord will provide! Will you help me?

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The title of this post was basically my family's reaction to the news of what I felt God calling me to do... The World Race.

How Did This Happen?

It started a year ago. I was having my Bible study and the Lord spoke to me with a scripture from Psalm 32:8 that says, "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." Great! Thank God because I'm just living day to day down here trying to find out what you want me to do.

Then I was driving to work one day and the Lord said very clearly, "Get ready." That was it. No details. But I knew something was coming, I just didn't know when or what it would look like. Then it became a regular thing. Driving to work or in the shower or doing some mundane thing the Lord would speak and say, "Your talent will make room for you," and "I'm transforming you even now..." and "I'll give you a new hunger." All these things and I was waiting and watching and praying.

My cousin Candace just turned 18 and she wanted me to go the Passion conference in Atlanta in January so about a week before the conference I had had the song Oceans on my mind for a long time and day and night I just kept singing the chorus...

"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders

I will walk upon the waters wherever you will call me

Take me deeper than my feet could ever wonder

And my faith will be made stronger

In the presence of my Savior."

And the Lord really started to show me about how Peter stepped out of the boat onto the water to be near Jesus and how far he would follow him. So then I began to really pray and seek the Lord about what He wanted me to do.

Candace and I went to the Passion conference and the very first session, we were late and walking in and trying to hurry, I took of my coat as we walked. We finally found some seat in the nose bleed section and sat down. I took out the new Passion wristband that I had been given and went to remove my favorite bracelet I was wearing and I was completely stunned to find the bracelet missing. It was gone from my wrist. This was my favorite bracelet, a beautiful silver one with elegant silver loops. My father had given it to me. And instantly, when I saw it was missing I knew in my heart what the Lord had done. He was replacing my father's bracelet with His own. I couldn't explain it and didn't mention it to Candace because I didn't know what He was up to, but I knew what He had done.

I have felt strong ties to my family, to Huntsville, Alabama where I live and every time I ever thought about leaving or doing anything away from here like this, for a year, I felt it strongly in my spirit that it wasn't time. But the Lord had been changing that recently and I have felt a freedom to go. And in that moment, when my expensive, beautiful silver bracelet was exchanged for a paper wristband I knew that I was free to follow the Lord's call... Whenever He told me what it was. Well then I found out a couple of days later...

Candace stayed in Atlanta and I drove back home to Huntsville on Sunday morning. I had a rental car because mine is too old and too worn to trust it to make the 4 hour trip. So I returned the rental to the airport and asked my mother to pick me up there. She picked me up and out of the blue I had it on my mind to go to this little Indian restaurant that I had been wanting to try for months... She agreed and we went.

Sitting in this little restaurant in a sketchy part of town Mom ran into a friend she hadn't seen in 35 years. They had lived in the same city for years and yet had never ran into each other. It was awesome! They started talking and the woman mentioned how her daughter had gone on this yearlong trip and how it had changed her life. That immediately caught my attention and it stuck with me and I pondered it.

When I got home that night and for the next couple of days I researched it and prayed about it and felt led to apply. It was The World Race. And here I am! I know this is what God has for me. And I told Him in the beginning I would go if He'd send me. Because I can't manage it on my own. There's no way.

That's my story. I finally found out what it was that I was waiting for. There's a button up there where you can give and support me. It wouldn't take long, but would be an answered prayer for me. Please consider it and see if God is leading you to do so...

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Sarah Buffaloe posted a new update:
about 5 years ago

The World WHAT?!?!

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/the-world-race-mission-trip or even better at www.sarahbuffaloe.theworldrace.org.

The title of this post was basically my family's reaction to the news of what I felt God calling me to do... The World Race.

How Did This Happen?

It started a year ago. I was having my Bible study and the Lord spoke to me with a scripture from Psalm 32:8 that says, "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." Great! Thank God because I'm just living day to day down here trying to find out what you want me to do.

Then I was driving to work one day and the Lord said very clearly, "Get ready." That was it. No details. But I knew something was coming, I just didn't know when or what it would look like. Then it became a regular thing. Driving to work or in the shower or doing some mundane thing the Lord would speak and say, "Your talent will make room for you," and "I'm transforming you even now..." and "I'll give you a new hunger." All these things and I was waiting and watching and praying.

My cousin Candace just turned 18 and she wanted me to go the Passion conference in Atlanta in January so about a week before the conference I had had the song Oceans on my mind for a long time and day and night I just kept singing the chorus...

"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders

I will walk upon the waters wherever you will call me

Take me deeper than my feet could ever wonder

And my faith will be made stronger

In the presence of my Savior."

And the Lord really started to show me about how Peter stepped out of the boat onto the water to be near Jesus and how far he would follow him. So then I began to really pray and seek the Lord about what He wanted me to do.

Candace and I went to the Passion conference and the very first session, we were late and walking in and trying to hurry, I took of my coat as we walked. We finally found some seat in the nose bleed section and sat down. I took out the new Passion wristband that I had been given and went to remove my favorite bracelet I was wearing and I was completely stunned to find the bracelet missing. It was gone from my wrist. This was my favorite bracelet, a beautiful silver one with elegant silver loops. My father had given it to me. And instantly, when I saw it was missing I knew in my heart what the Lord had done. He was replacing my father's bracelet with His own. I couldn't explain it and didn't mention it to Candace because I didn't know what He was up to, but I knew what He had done.

I have felt strong ties to my family, to Huntsville, Alabama where I live and every time I ever thought about leaving or doing anything away from here like this, for a year, I felt it strongly in my spirit that it wasn't time. But the Lord had been changing that recently and I have felt a freedom to go. And in that moment, when my expensive, beautiful silver bracelet was exchanged for a paper wristband I knew that I was free to follow the Lord's call... Whenever He told me what it was. Well then I found out a couple of days later...

Candace stayed in Atlanta and I drove back home to Huntsville on Sunday morning. I had a rental car because mine is too old and too worn to trust it to make the 4 hour trip. So I returned the rental to the airport and asked my mother to pick me up there. She picked me up and out of the blue I had it on my mind to go to this little Indian restaurant that I had been wanting to try for months... She agreed and we went.

Sitting in this little restaurant in a sketchy part of town Mom ran into a friend she hadn't seen in 35 years. They had lived in the same city for years and yet had never ran into each other. It was awesome! They started talking and the woman mentioned how her daughter had gone on this yearlong trip and how it had changed her life. That immediately caught my attention and it stuck with me and I pondered it.

When I got home that night and for the next couple of days I researched it and prayed about it and felt led to apply. It was The World Race. And here I am! I know this is what God has for me. And I told Him in the beginning I would go if He'd send me. Because I can't manage it on my own. There's no way.

That's my story. I finally found out what it was that I was waiting for. There's a button up there where you can give and support me. It wouldn't take long, but would be an answered prayer for me. Please consider it and see if God is leading you to do so...

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