Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Dominican Republic

If we are remotely good friends you probably already know that I've been to the DR. You probably know that I spent five glorious weeks there this summer. You might even have seen a change in me since I've been back. Regardless, you should know that the Lord has given me a heart to serve this country, it's people, and in particular it's children.

I spent five weeks this summer, sweating for Jesus, literally. The Lord showed me so much about love while I was there. Going into my trip, I thought I knew a lot about the area of love. It was one of those fruits that I felt I "had" down. It's one of those fruits that I thought was easy, and therefore I had it "perfected". God challenged me to love people while I was there that weren't always easy to love, and He showed me that in order to carry out the love of Christ, I would have to show it equally to anyone I came in contact with. The Lord blessed me tremendously with an amazing support system of believers who had all given up their summers in the States to go and serve this country along side me. God showed me for the first time in my entire life what true community looked liked. It blew my socks off.... (I never wore socks, but you get it). It was amazing what it was like living, cooking, serving, laughing, crying, sweating, and most of all loving one another as a staff this summer. That picture of community will forever hold a very near and dear place in my heart. I <3 MAK interns/staff Summer 2007!!!

Fast forward six months and my return to Austin. I've been praying since I've been back about my return. The Lord and I made it official last week as I booked my plane ticket to Puerto Plata, DR for March 2nd. I have been given the opportunity to spend twelve glorious days there. Words on this screen cannot convey how excited I am. I'll be serving along side two of the greatest girls I know, Camille and Robin, working at the new Colegio Makarios! Woohoo! I know the Lord is going to do big things in my life, again. I'll pray that I'll come back with a new outlook, and will come back a different person.

Please join me in prayer for round 2.

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
James 1:27

Let's do this.



leticia ana
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J Canas said...

hmmmmm... that is a freaking beautiful heart you got there mama.
I love it.
meehhh :)

camille said...

34 days and counting until i get to see you!!!!