As one of my missionary sisters said: “I’m not entirely sure why blogging just hasn’t come naturally to me this year. I could speculate, but when it comes right down to it, I’m really enjoying the simple things about just plain being here. While last year’s experience was colored by processing new cultures, new people, new sights, and new ways of life for the very first time, this year feels more like coming home.”
Now I know it’s not just me struggling to recount this alternate life. It seems like there isn’t much to tell. When you revel in the very work you do, its hard to pick out certain moment and say, “This one. Yes, this one is my favorite.” It’s just another day in paradise.
Of all the things we experience and re-lived in Belize this year, this simple revelation is my greatest take away: paradise is anywhere I am in the middle of God’s will carrying out His kingdom work.
Back in the states, I’ve started college and missions training with my church. As rough as this 55 hr work/study/training week is, I’m still in paradise. My God is on the move… and I see it more clearly every day.
Summary from the Spring and Summer
I spent the Spring Semester working with these incredible dudes at the Texas Capitol. Here is a re-cap of that experience.
Also during that semester I took Perspectives. This was a phenomenal class that added God’s vision for the nations to my apologetics foundation. Every Monday night we would listen to a different speaker take us through a portion of the Biblical narrative. This class doesn’t discriminate in its application to any sort of occupation. Whether you want to go into missions or not, this class is for you… because we all are called to advance God’s Kingdom.
This summer I worked with the Georgetown Recreation Department taking kids on high adventure trips. Yes, it was my dream job… and yes, people pay you to do this. You can see some photo’s here.
And now… I’m back at Texas A&M working toward a double major in Rangeland Ecology and Geographical Information Services. Fun? You have no idea.