13 days left in Darling. I have very mixed emotions about it. I'm very much looking forward to getting some alone time with a closed door and not curtains for walls. Being confined to a farm with 12 people in a house that has 4 rooms and very few walls that follow the definition of a wall can get a bit crowded. God doesn't put us in situations like this for the heck of it. I am growing and learning so much from this experience. I am independent, strong willed, and like my plans. None of those things are possible here. "RFA" ready for anything, "TIA" this is Africa, and "build the plane as we fly" are all phrases we hear on a daily basis. Plans change at anytime, things we would never expect happen, and we're always in community. Through every situation God never fails. God never fails.
My purpose of this blog is not to complain and make my situation seem unfortunate. I'm very thankful for all that has come our way for we are learning from everything. We get cranky, we get annoyed, we get tired..sometimes our thoughts go sour, but God shines through and brings a different perspective every time leading us to change our thoughts. Praise God!
I'm ready to hug my parents and get some doggie kisses from my babies rather than some not so clean farm dogs...although Fluffy is coming home with me. I am NOT ready to come back and begin to live life again. I am terrified I will fall right back into my plans and forget to challenge myself. Trusting in God will be all that I can do and continue to commit my life to him.
Prayer requests: that we continue to live for every moment and shine for him, relief from stupid annoyances, the staff at Jeria Sending, and for our team leader Drew because he's awesome and is the best example for giving your life to and for Christ.
Peace and blessings :)