This is a post that I found in my drafts from 2 years ago. I don’t remember writing this, and I can tell I didn’t finish writing my thoughts, but I know it’s still true today. So here it is, my unfinished, unedited draft from 2 years ago. ______________________________________________________________ I have this recurring daydream about…… Continue reading I am small.
The other day, I received a message that left me confused and hurt. Without giving away too many personal details, this message made me feel like I had essentially abandoned the Philippines and the people there. The discipleship, the feedings, the new friendships, all of it was for nothing. Because I left, the people are…… Continue reading not now, but soon.
I’ve been aware of poverty my whole life. But now I’ve seen people who live on top of a literal mountain of trash. I’ve seen the people who bathe in sewage. I’ve seen the people who live in homes that flood with filthy water during high tide or during a big rain storm. I’ve breathed…… Continue reading Go. Do.
Words are not adequate. I can’t describe or explain what I’ve experienced and have it be enough. I can always say more. But I have to share it. Over the past few weeks, my body has been drained of all energy. 9am, 1pm, 4pm, and 8pm. It’s like clockwork. When these times roll around I…… Continue reading Shaky, but Surviving.
One month. I have been in the Philippines for one month as of October 1st. Looking back, it’s crazy that one-third of my trip is already over. I have been busy doing work around the community, working at the children’s home and the JAZ home, going on feedings, taking kids swimming, leading a Bible study…… Continue reading One Month Down.
I honestly don’t really know what I’m doing with my life. There are so many options to choose from. Maybe that’s why I changed my major 4 times; maybe that’s why I ended up in the Philippines for 3 months. I used to get so overwhelmed back at home thinking of all the things I “have to…… Continue reading Throw Your To-Do List Out The Window.
On Monday nights, there is a small group that meets at the church in Prague. Last night, we talked about the story of the ten lepers in the Bible. Jesus healed ten people of leprosy, but only one of the ten comes back to thank Jesus for healing him. After reading the story in the…… Continue reading On Thankfulness
“Lord, please let this be the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” When I prepared for this trip, the only things that entered my mind were the limitations that I would face. “I don’t speak the same language as them.” “I’ve never traveled out of the country without my parents for more than 10 days.” “I…… Continue reading Please let this be hard.