…But there will be improvement 🙂
I’m still working on being consistent given that I haven’t posted in the past two days. I also missed my 30-minute walk yesterday so yeah, definitely going to try and get back into the swing of things.
Which is proving difficult today since I can’t seem to shake off this tiredness. I woke up tired, have been tired all day, and even had an extra cup of coffee before the end of the workday to keep me going until bedtime, which will probably be at like 9pm tonight the way things are going.
So anyways, I have made some headway on the study material for the trip. It’s been fun to go over all the stories from the Old Testament that I haven’t heard in ages and remind me of Sunday school days. The material is an abbreviated version of the entire Bible, hitting the most important events and showing how the entirety of the Bible points to Jesus and his sacrifice that saved us. And as I read through this, my mind automatically thinks of all the events in between, all the details that I’ve retained over the years. And somehow I’ll have to rein those in and focus on what’s important and what the students take away from each lesson.
Because that’s really what this trip is about. Yes, we are there to help them improve their English. But more importantly we are there to have a conversation about Jesus Christ with them, to answer questions and build relationships that will hopefully bring them closer to knowing who God is and how He wants to have a loving relationship with them. It will challenge me, as much as them, because I will be sharing my own faith and experiences with them. It makes me a little nervous, but I know God has been preparing me for this. And I’m praying every day that He continues to prepare my heart for it.
So, 17 days to go now. I had an “oh wow” moment last night when I thought about that. It was a moment that took my breath away for a second. But hey, it’s plenty of time really. This week I’m focusing on getting through all the teaching material and shopping for the items I need for the trip. And next week will be lots of prayers, a practice round or two of packing, and more prayer.
Please continue to pray for me! I am getting more and more excited and continue to count down the days!
Thanks for reading!
PS. Wrote the above at around 5pm. I’d like to add now that I got my 30 min walk it and while the tiredness is slowly returning, it definitely helped me have the energy to get some things done this evening.