Though the last post may give you the opposite impression, I do enjoy life here. It is rough and painful at times, but, as I said, God is always faithful. He gives joy and peace that surpasses all understanding. He knows exactly what I need and when I need it. He is ever growing me, and though it hurts I know He loves me more than I could ever fathom.
Because of that, I want to use this post to give a [partial] list of things that I’m thankful for.
*Family that loves me with their lives and would do anything for me–people who show me those truths in their lives. *Friends back in the States who care enough to send emails and encouragement and who constantly pray for me. *Skype, which allows me to see the ones I love. *New friends here in Belize who show great love toward me and are patient as I adjust to the learning curves. *Belizean food and the ability to jump in and make it alongside the women here. *Babies. Enough said. *Children’s laughter and singing. *Hoots and hollers from the young men down the hall watching the basketball games. *Bumpy roads and buses and vans full of people.
*Loads of laundry that never end. *The myriad of fans here at the base and the two or three vehicles with AC. *Hammocks and birds on the veranda. *Early morning walks and the girls who like to walk and talk with me. *The Internet connection, regardless of it’s speed. *Loud worship music. *A bed to sleep in and a couple of dresser drawers. *Clean water to drink. *A God who gives ALL strength at ALL times.
God is good, all the time. His grace is sufficient for my weaknesses. May He get every ounce of glory possible.