Looking back I have mixed thoughts on my time at New Tribes Bible Institute. It was two of the hardest years of my life, but also two of the years God has taught me the most. I feel like the years flew by, but at the same time they seemed to last an eternity.
God used so many different situations and trials to strengthen me and help me to see my deep need for Him. He allowed me to go through depression, loneliness, and many more difficult things to bring me to the point or realizing He is the only one I can stand on and look to. He is my true satisfaction and fulfillment and even though there are many pleasures in this life they are all meaningless and empty if I am striving for them apart from God.
I am not done struggling. But I know that if God had wanted perfect children who never make mistakes He could have glorified us as soon as we were saved. Instead He is allowing us to go through the long process of sanctification. God doesn’t mind taking time with us. He is very patient and His desire is that we grow to know Him deeper and fuller over time. God’s plan is so perfect and beautiful!
I am home for the summer. I am planning on spending time with my family, working, renewing friendships and whatever other opportunities God wants to provide for me over my time here.
In the fall I will be heading back to the Bible School for my year-long internship in childcare. I don’t know fully what I will be doing with the kids, but I believe we have learning time, music time, craft time and Bible story time. I am excited about working with the kids there at the school!
I am hoping to go straight to the Mission Training Center in Canada the year after I intern, but we will see what God wants for me. I am excited to see what He has for me and where He leads me.
Thank you so much for your prayers! I need them so much and am very encouraged by them. For all of you who sent me cards and gifts for my graduation, thank you so much. I have been needing a new computer badly and your gifts will be enough to get a new one!
Please continue to be praying that I will use opportunities God brings to me. I don’t want to be so focused on myself or things I want that I miss things God wants to teach me or use me for.
Also be praying for me as I try and learn how God wants me to do support raising. Since I am planning on heading to the Mission Training Center in the next two years I will need to begin raising support for going overseas.