“Sing to the Lord a new song,
a New Song to the Lord!
his praise from the end of the earth”
The Lord has given me a new song to sing since
arriving in Detroit seven months ago for a Mission
Year with YouthWorks-Detroit.
It is a song of hope, of joy, of rejoicing in God,
of leaning into him, of beginning to share more of
what he has done for me.
In stepping out in faith and moving overseas to
Detroit, he has done great things for me. He has
brought me further out of deeper suffering and
placed my feet on steady ground. He has given me
back a sense of purpose and a new hope for my
future that I did not always have for myself.
He has given me amazing sisters who speak into my
life and call me on in life.
In Detroit I have become more rooted in God, more
so than ever before.
It has been a time of immense blessing for me.
(Has it been hard sometimes? Yes. Have I learnt a
lot of new things about myself and who I am in
God’s eyes? Yes!) God has shown me many new facets
of Himself, through the people I live with, serve
with, meet with and through Detroit as a place.
Detroit is a place where you can feel (and accept)
your brokenness, and not let it hinder you.
It is a place where you are surrounded by
crumbling buildings and people filled with hope
I think God has a lot to say to me through Detroit
still, and I am excited to follow Him deeper in to
it and continue to sing my new song!
“Shout for joy, you heavens!
Mountains break into joyful shouts!” Isaiah
is from Dublin, Ireland, and graduated from
University College Dublin with a degree in
Architecture. She enjoys visiting art museums,
going on walks, taking photos, drinking coffee
and a good bowl of ramen! She currently serves
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