A lot has been going on here the last couple of weeks! I know that I say that in every email but it is so true! Two weeks was the last week of teaching in the schools before our two week Fall Break and all of us were sad to leave all of our children behind but we get to go back come tomorrow (October 28th) and we are all excited about that! :-D
Anyways, we are ending our last week of Fall Break and it has been absolutely crazy! Who knew that sticking 35 interns together in close quarters for two weeks would create such craziness?!?! We have so much fun and we have done some more training which has been brain numbing but also a lot of fun (don’t ask me how. My brain is too fried to figure out how to explain it. Lol!) We’ve been able to do some neat things in the city as well in between taking classes and then we went back to Eagle Springs to do some much needed yard work there and have some time just to renew ourselves and have fun before we go back to teach Character lessons and combat the evils of Satan.
I wish all of you could be here with me going through all of these things. It is such a growing experience. You get some rough days in there where you just want to go back to bed and stay there to the next day, but for the most part, you get to be with amazing people with amazing stories and backgrounds and you get to form friendships and draw close to each other as you grow close to the Lord. I honestly wouldn’t change a thing that has happened to me here. The trials that I have been through have made me grow in my faith and have opened my eyes to so many things and that is what I came here for. I came here to be changed and to become a better Christian and I have been able to see the fruit of that and so have the other people here.
God continues to answer my prayers and the prayers of the other people here. Some answers have been harder to get andmore painful toget than other, but it is still a blessing to see God’s will play out in so many lives. However, there always more thingsto pray for. If you all could pray for some specific things that would be great. One of the things is health. Satan has really been attacking our health this session. Spliting teaching partners apart, taking down staff members who really can’t get sick because of all that they have to do, etc. please pray that God would heal those that are not feeling well and that none of us would get sick for the remainder of the session. Another request is for the unity ofthe team. As we have gotten to know each other and are coming now to be really comfortable around each other, sometimes one can let their guard down and come to offend someone else on the team, which then causes disunity. Please pray that we would always be guarding our words and our actions and that we would be careful to not offend but to build each other up and that we would grow closer to each other in the Lord.
I miss all of you so much and I can’t wait to be on a regular talking basis with all of you again!!! Stay strong in the Lord, don’t get into to trouble, and praise the Lord in all blessings and trials. :-)
Love in Christ,