August 3, 2011 was the day I got on a plane and headed to Mexico. I had no idea what God had in store for me, but He did!
I had no idea what the culture was really like, if I would make any friends, what foods were available or more importantly not available, if i would ever be able to speak in Spanish, if I would find my dog in the airport,what my house would look like, if I was making a huge mistake. etc. etc. etc.
I really came into this experience knowing very little, except that God was calling me here for two years (and then I PLANNED on going back to the states, getting a job and continuing on with my nice comfortable life).
But God knew it all.
My God knows me. And He knows my absolute confidence when I say that my
life, my heart, have been utterly transformed because of this crazy leap
I took coming to Mexico. I am in awe of the absolute privilege it has been to be able to live and work here, sharing my life with people here as they share their life with me.
For whatever rough day, frustrated moment or hard experience (the joys of cross cultural living) I have experienced, it is easily eclipsed by the amazing relationships that have formed, the experience of working
alongside other missionaries and national leaders in a church plant, several other ministries and in homes, and the joy of seeing a
lost hearts being made alive in Christ!
The past 2 years have been full of cherished days, and God has given me every
reason to continue to trust Him and His plans for me. And with that
confidence, I know every step He is asking me to take, even when they feel like crazy blind jumps, I will take them with running leaps. Because if they are like the last two years I want nothing less.
I am beyond grateful that I am able to continue on with the journey of "the missionary life" in whatever form that will look like in the future (I may have finally learned, that only God knows the future no matter how much I want to plan!).
Thank you all who have supported me, prayed for me, listened to my stories and kinda took this journey with me! =0)
I can not wait to see what God has for the future!