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.


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