"Such is the confidence we have through Christ toward God.
Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as
coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God"
-2 Corinthians 3:4-5-
I can't believe it's already October! The other day somebody was lamenting the fact that I would be "leaving soon" and it threw me off completely - however, in the grand scheme of things, they're right! I'll only be here for just over 10 more weeks, which as we all know, flies by before we even blink an eye! That said, it also feels like things are just beginning as so much has changed since my last post...
Oh where to begin??
My adventure has now landed me in a new city in a flat with three girls from OM and working side-by-side with a Baptist Evangelical church in the neighborhood. Our team church is so vastly different from my home church, but it's refreshing to see God equally alive and at work in such a different environment! The church has around 100 members who all know each other by name, some younger/middle-age families, but mostly elderly people, and nearly every person I encounter unwittingly battles for the title of "most genuinely sweet person I've ever met."
Our ministry options are all over the spectrum, from elderly lunch/fellowship group to teen outreach, a free coffee & biscuits ministry outside of the primary school, prayer meetings, English-learning club...you name it, we'll probably have our foot in it! The challenge there of course is to learn what takes priority so we can truly invest instead of spreading ourselves too thin. Our prayer is that God would be working through us to reach the people of this city whenever we step foot out our front door and in whatever ministry He sets before us - incredibly humbling, as we know this certainly doesn't come from our own abilities or strength!!
The Lord has been teaching me daily of His faithfulness...He's been revealing it to me in everything from conversations with strangers to ministries beginning to take shape as well as encouragement from the church body. What's even more exciting to me though is that He's revealing His faithfulness to me in the small things...the fact that He's given me three incredible roommates, the safety He blesses us with everytime I sit behind the wheel of a car(trust me, that's a big one haha), beautiful days or even blessed conversations with friends or family back home. It's been amazing to sit back and have His faithfulness revealed to me in this new way and I want to encourage you all to do the same! Even if it seems you can't see Him moving in big ways, look for His faithfulness to you in the everyday things: companionship He's given you, a job, a peaceful morning with a cup of coffee...His delight in us and His faithfulness to us shows up in even the little things and He is worthy to be praised for all of it, big or small!
Thank you for your continued support as I continue to learn, grow and face what the Lord has for me day by day on this adventure!