Nice picture huh?:) Well it's official, I am a college graduate. It's kind of hard to believe! I had the privilege of graduating with my mom (she got her MA in the seminary) on Friday. It's been great to be home and spend some time with family and friends. And I especially enjoyed going home to church.
It's hard to sum up what God taught me in the past two months, but one of the greatest things was His sufficiency. This was a great ministry opportunity, but the first part was challenging in a way that I have never experienced before. I didn't know anyone or how the school worked, and the culture was different too. But God was so faithful in EVERY way. He showed me that no matter where I am or what I am doing, He will provide all that is needed. My walk with Him was so close, in a way I have not experienced before.I could share so many other things, but that would take quite a while :)
Many people have been asking, "Well, what's next?" Well.....that is a good question. While I was in Spain, I prayed through some different options. English teachers are definitely in need overseas, including the school in Spain. I prayed and openly asked the Lord if He wanted me to come back to the little and beautiful town of Camarma. But as I continued to pray, the Lord continued to burden my heart for home. I don't just mean being with my family, but being involved at my church. And not only that, God also increased my desire for grad school. I know, I just finished college, but I really think grad school is something that would be beneficial. While I was in Spain, I was able to teach an AP Honors class. I absolutely loved that class, but it definitely opened my eyes to how much I don't know about my area of study. I talked about all of this with Merry and other teachers, and many of them said it would be a good idea to go to grad school. And that is the direction I am heading. But beyond that, I don't really know specifics. Im looking to stay in the area. It might be too late for me to start in August, which would be ok. I wouldn't mind starting in August, but having a little more time would allow me to work and save up to pay for grad school. Im trying to take things a day at a time and trust that the Lord will show me the rest of the way. I would really appreciate your prayers, for school, and for a job this summer. I cannot thank you enough for praying for me and the ministry God has given me the last few months. I wish there was some way I could repay you all, but know that I am thankful for you .If I can ever return the favor and pray for you, please please let me know.