11 To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. I Thessalonians 1:11-12
Friday, July 22, 2011
Summing it all up
How can I explain to you what God has done in my heart the last five weeks? Words and stories can't to justice to who God is and how is working in my life.
Before I left for this trip, I had mixed emotions about leaving. I did want to see people, but I didn't want to go by myself. The last time I traveled by myself, God taught me a lot, but it was very trying. In my mind I assumed that this trip might be the same. However, there was a peace at the same time because I knew this is where God wanted me for the summer.
God truly worked above and beyond my thoughts. I loved every minute of my time in Ecuador. Sure I had my trying times with Spanish, but I loved speaking it and learning. I love the people there. I love the culture. I loved it more than I thought I would. I went without my family this time, but I never felt lonely. The people there are my family too. When I had to leave.....it's never been harder to leave.
What does all of this mean? Well, I am not sure exactly. Right now I am praying about the possibility of going back. Many things would have to fall into place, but that's why I am praying. Though it's hard to explain everything that God has done up to this point, I can tell you that it has all been a work of God. This trip, the desire to return, everything, was the work of God; I didn't have any hand in it. I had no idea I would come away with this desire after the summer. Before I left, I was praying that God would simply mold my heart into what He wants; I am still praying that.
That's where I will leave things for now. Feel free to ask me about the trip if you see me around. If you would pray with me, that I would follow what God wants me to do, I would greatly appreciate it; my life is His.
Posted by Hannah at 9:41 AM