I can’t help but wonder if, after God created this place, he proclaimed to himself, “Daaaang, check THAT out!”
Just within that past month I have had the incredible privilege to travel around my area and witness some of these beautiful things: waterfalls, volcanoes, fields, beaches. The most beautiful of all, however, has been the people. Please check out my new photos page to see some of the things I have been doing.
What’s been happening
This month has been busy! It was the fasting month for the majority religion here, which culminated this week with their major holiday. It has been a great opportunity to learn about the people and the culture here, and it has opened some doors for sharing. Please pray for boldness and opportunities to share on my part, and for openness for the nationals.
I have also gone full swing into teaching 9th grade Bible. This has been a growing experience as I have never taught before, but the students are wonderful. I have also finished Unit 1 of my language learning (5 to go!), so my days are busy with studying and lesson planning.
On the weekends I have gotten to see the area, visit some villages, and make some new friends! Check out my photos.
I was on a run through some hills in my area, and as I looked around at the handful of mountains and volcanoes in my view, I couldn’t help but think, “I can’t believe I get to live here!”
Similarly, just the other day I was sitting on a banana leaf in the middle of a field with some new national friends, eating raw sugar cane, and again I couldn’t help but think, “I can’t believe I get to live here!”
God is doing amazing things here and I am so humbled and grateful to be a part of it all.
Here are some things you can pray for:
- Teaching: please pray that the language difference would not get in the way of what God desires to do in my classroom
- Boldness and opportunities to share with nationals
- Community: God has provided some new friendships here (nationals and Americans), but please pray for continued growth of my community
- Language learning: that it would come quickly and I would find encouragement through future language hurdles
I appreciate and covet your prayers. You are a blessing to me.