Jan. 6, 2017

Giving Thanks for Peace: Monday, July 25, 2016


           I cannot believe that I leave Saltillo this week. Back in May I thought I would be here forever. But here I am preparing to go back home. So for a debriefing/final meal out Mark and Serena took me to Buffalo Wild Wings. Believe it or not they had never been to one before today. And needless to say the food was amazing. We had wings, onion rings, potato wedges, and cheesecake bites for dessert; one of my favorite meals of the summer.

            We discussed different aspects of the summer. We talked about well basically everything. And at this point I don’t know if God will call me into a full-time ministry in another country, but I know that God has opened the door to make it a definite possibility. He has taught me so many things during my time here in Mexico and I am just beginning to realize the full extent of His lessons. And I know that I haven’t even scratched the surface of understanding of the impact that this trip has had on me, on the people here in Mexico, and on people back home. But especially after talking with Mark and Serena today, I know the impact has been significant. They expressed so much appreciation towards me. It was humbling because even when we don’t necessarily feel like we are doing anything, God can be using us. They expressed ways in which they have seen me grow this Summer and how they’ve seen God working in my life. God may have been using me in their lives, but He was definitely using them in my life as well. We all had such a joy and such a peace about my time here and the amazing things that God has been doing. Then they gave me the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen from the Silver Shop here in Saltillo. I seriously could not have asked for a better family for the summer. God has truly blessed me.

            When we returned from lunch I called Hudson to see if he was feeling any better, but the Malaria still has him down. But we talked about my time here and he asked if I was ready for family camp. And I am. I told Hudson that God had given me a peace about the rest of my time here, that I was calm. That I had no worries or concerns or fears because I knew everything was alright. And I had a weird feeling when I shut the drawer where I keep my jewelry, but I credited it to the Bdubs and went on my way.