Category: Missions Work

Honduras!

Me: “Guess where I’m going for Spring Break?!?!” Dad: “Please say anywhere but Honduras…” Me: “Uhhhh…” *mischevious grin* I was just perusing through my posts and noticed that something very important was missing.  I am doing something major in one week and I failed completely to write about it.  I guess the excitement of nunhood…

Isaiah 55:8-9 "My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways"

Once in a while, as I’m going about planning my perfect life, God stops me in my tracks and sets me straight again.  I have all of these grand plans involving saving the world and “changing the system”.  I said in my last post that I want to have a “cool” life.  My idea of…

Psalm 23:4: Even though I walk through the darkest valley…

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. In my post about my summer plans I mentioned that I felt a little lost when I returned from Tanzania.  That was a bit of an understatement but I’ve…

January 4th – Picking Coffee!!

I’m going to start putting dates on my posts so you have context as to when each thing happened. Today we finally did what we had all been anxiously waiting for – picked coffee!  Coffee is the heart and soul of Guatemala and we were excited to get into the nitty gritty of that heart…

Back in San Lucas…

Back in San Lucas, we finally got to get our hands dirty with some concrete service.  A wall was being built by the women’s center, so they put us to work helping with that.  We created columns to support the wall and all worked on different parts of that.  It was cool that we all…

New Year's Weekend in Chichicastenango

We traveled to a city called Chichicastenango (Chichi for short) to celebrate New Year’s Eve and do some service at a school there.  It sits 6,000 feet up a mountain and we spent a good two hours navigating precarious turns and cliffside roads.  Sometimes the road was so vertical that I was terrified we were…

Another Step in the Journey

It’s time to start writing about my next adventure! Now that I’ve gotten a taste for traveling, I can confidently say that I am irreversibly addicted.  The next stop in my traveling adventures is Guatemala.  In December I will be participating in a service trip to San Lucas Mission (http://www.sanlucasmission.org/index.php).  This mission serves the village…

Gaining Perspective

The single most important thing I gained in Africa was perspective.  Perspective on life in general, on what it means to be rich and what it means to be poor.  I mean I had a vague idea of how blessed I am but now I really know, with certainty.  A few things became very clear…

Did It Really Happen?

I’m sitting at home wondering:  Did the past two months really happen?  If it weren’t for the over three hundred pictures proving that I went to Africa, I would be convinced that the past two months have been a dream.  I’m sure that just yesterday I was sitting in bed dreaming about the day I…

Not Goodbye, But See You Later

I leave here tomorrow but I’m actually not too broken up about that fact, because I know I’ll come back to Africa as soon as possible.  I’m also excited to tell everyone about my experience.  Sharing all that God has done in these past two months is definitely a way of evangelizing.  I even have…

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