i realize these titles are so random. Sometimes I just feel like having random titles. Sometimes I just feel like writing random blog posts. Those of you that know me know that I am a pretty random girl.. so you aren’t suprised. And can I just thank all of you for graciously overlooking my typos. I realize that my blog posts are often full of them.. i know there is this little button called spell check.. but you know I forget to use it and I often type so fast that my fingers can’t keep up with my brain.. so thanks for your patience in interpreting! I appreciate it!
so what was my good morning wake up call? A phone call from A certain TJ ellis on my cell phone this mornig. That was an awesome thing to wake up to. If you don’t have a blessing like TJ ellis in your life you need one. She is my prayer warrior, encourager, and her and her family are incredible package senders (by the way kim and brad thank you soo much for your package. I got it today and i loved everything in it. it will be greatly useful.. i am especialy excited about the maple syrup and pancake mix!) Tj ellis is incredible and tj’s family is and tj it was such a blessing to get to talk to you today!
so my weekend has been great. Sarah and Nathan ( my newly married teammates) arrived on saturday with a team of about 9 people from the US who are going out west treking with them for three weeks. It has been so much fun to see them again. .. it feels like part of our team that was missing is back. It is sad that they are only here for 3 weeks, but it was just great to see them. Also our short term girl who is staying until September got here (Hannah is her name) so be praying for her as she adjusts to life here and deals with jet lag. I have really enjoyed getting to know her and she is a fellow coffee lover) It’s always so good to see fresh faces in nepal. It helps you see life from their perspective. To remember that what is normal to us now is not really normal! 🙂 There are several groups in for the summer with the other folks that we do fellowship with and it was so refreshing tonight because we had our normal house fellowship except tonight there was about 25 people there.. to have english worship with 25 peope was like heaven on earth. I took advantage of worship services in america.. here i am hungry for them. I would not complain about a 3 hour sermon– i would eat it up.. hehehe.. last saturday our nepalee church service was 3 hours and i must admit i was not eating that up!
so in church on saturday i was thinking about something. Several people asked me if was not disappointed that my visa did not come in because that would mean that i could come back to america. I am going to be honest.. the answer is no. Why. Because I’m supposed to be here. Does God need me here.. nope.. he can just do things just fine on His own. Does God want me here. Yes. Why.. I don’t always know but I know that for this season in my life the call is clear. Does that mean I don’t miss america. Nope. I miss it like crazy. See I have one of the most incredible families on the face of this earth. Are there times that I close my eyes and picture myself in their arms, at my mama’s dinner table, at the doctor with my pregnated sister looking at the ultrasound, worshipping in English with my church family, eating Chick-fil-a, drinking water out of the sink, taking a hot shower and having mayfield icecream? yup.. i close my eyes and i can taste it.. but then I open my eyes and i am thankful that I am in nepal.. i would be miserable in america because I know God called me here. And I am soo grateful for the support you give me here. I canot imagine how hard it was for my parents to let me go .. because I know how hard it was for me to say goodbye. I just want to say how glad i am that my parents, my twin and my brother in law support me, otherwise this would be soo much harder. You cannot imagine how much your encouragement makes it feel like you guys are here with me!
God has called and I cannot imagine living out of His will. I know that God has persued me in an incredible way with His love and grace here and I pray that I will never be the same.