It’s been a long time since I’ve written, my apologies. I have been going through a lot and haven’t time or energy to write. I have been dealing with sciatica pain for almost two and half months. It has been getting better, but being in constant pain just drains you. Focusing on work and school has been my priorities.
School’s going OK. Sitting for a long time in one position is difficult so working on papers has been hard. However, I have earned an A and an A- in the first 2 classes, resulting in a 3.85 GPA. Pretty excited about that considering the circumstances.
Work is fine. No real news to report there.
I just got back from a mission trip to Costa Rica. It went really well. There was a team of 7, 4 from Missouri and 3 from Colorado, that met up with a family that deployed there earlier this year. They are actually the family I went to Costa Rica with in 2012. It was amazing to see where God has brought them and what He has done in their lives since we were together last. Everything we had set out to do was accomplished. God did amazing things including holding off some rain and healing people. Many little ones prayed with us to receive Jesus as their Good Shepherd (the theme of our children’s program/VBS). I am hoping to go back soon!
2019’s mission is still looking like Austria, Lord willing. I might go back to CR for a vacation for my birthday, not sure yet (big 4-0 this year!). Also have trips planned to Nashville and Dallas. Then in 2020 I’m hoping for Los Angeles 2 times and Denver 2 times, then another trip TBD.
Oh my! So, if anyone is wondering what to get me for Christmas or my birthday, I take any size in Southwest Airlines gift cards! 😉 lol
All of that while being in school and working! Oh, and the other big change coming…
I’m transferring churches. There’s another church in the same denomination as my current one that’s a lot younger. The pastors have been in ministry for a long time, but their new leadership team is fairly young in the faith. So, I after a lot of prayer I’m going to transfer there and help out. Not sure about an ‘official’ role yet, we’re gonna see where the Lord leads. It’s bittersweet. I’ve been at the 1st church for over 10 years, and with some of the people for 15 or so years. One couple I have never not been in church with for 19 years. There are teens that I have watched grow up. But, I’m also excited to see what God has in store at the new place. New relationships and opportunities to grow and serve. Oh, and bonus, this is only 4 minutes from my home, compared to 30. Bonus – not a reason!
That’s enough excitement for now, right? I hope to get to my pics from the trip in the next day or two and will post some here. Talk to you soon!