My Wyld Life Campaigners girls are definitely a sweet blessing in my life. We went to dinner tonight and they gave me the sweetest cards with such encouraging words that just melted my heart. They even gave me $200 that they had been saving up to add to my fundraising!! Talk about the sweetest 8th grade girls alive! I mean come on, I'm supposed to be the leader yet the whole year I felt like I was learning so much more from them than they may ever know. I will truly miss them but I am so thankful that they will feed into such a strong Young Life crowd in high school and they are already talking about saving their money to come visit in Nicaragua! Come on down girls!!
My students are also a blessing - sometimes not always the sweetest but they definitely keep me on my toes. I know middle school is not for the faint of heart but having the amazing opportunity to teach and lead WL at the same school have been such a gift. I have gotten to know these students pretty well this year and I hope they will always know that even if I have to yell at them for talking too much, it's always out of love! Keep in touch!
My friends are so good to me. I really wouldn't be here without them. I could write about all of the lessons they have taught me about love, grace, mercy, joy, sorrow, strength, endurance, faith and so on forever and still have more to say. The friends the Lord has surrounded me with all of my life but especially in college has truly shaped me into who I am today. I know that even if we are separated by a few borders, we will remain true friends because our friendship is based on the love of the Lord. I am expecting visitors, get your passports!
My family. They are a crazy crew but they have supported this endeavor for so long already and although they don't always understand this love of Nicaragua and why I have to go so far, they have never tried to convince me otherwise. Didn't we talk about Thanksgiving in Nicaragua 2013? MOM - GET YOUR PASSPORT!
Fundraising is still hard but the Lord is always good.
Upcoming big deals:
Cross Cultural Orientation starts on Sunday in Colorado Springs, CO. I will get to meet a group of other people who are going all over the world with Young Life on the same mission. I love meeting people with the same heart so I am so excited for a week in Colorado!
Last day of teaching: FRIDAY! I'm going to be sad to leave my students and the staff at DMS but I am so excited for what's to come!
Registering for language school is really happening so here's to the leap of faith that September is it! :)
3 Months from Friday
I will thank you, Lord, among all the people. I will sing your praises among the nations.