Almost there // Outreach
by joy soaked words
Where do I even start? We leave for outreach in under two weeks, classes are wrapping up and goodbyes are closer then ever. This week has been taught on Spiritual Warfare, it’s an eye opening topic. To be honest, I am finding it hard to concentrate sometimes with outreach so close. I really have to focus in on what the teacher is saying. Knowing that I have to say goodbye to a lot of my close friends, friends that I consider family. There is going to be quite a few taco dates in the next week, a lot of mocha cake eaten. Green tea lattes drank. If you can’t tell, these are a few of my most favorite things here in Mazatlan. There is going to be a lot of Nutella consumed. A lot of tears are going to be shed. Goodness gracious, I get teary just thinking about having to say goodbye.
For my “job” on Outreach, I am leading worship with two others, and we have been practicing a lot. I have to lead in Spanish, and I don’t know any Spanish so this is a huge learning curve for me. I am stepping out of my comfort zone, but couldn’t be more excited. Worship is something that God has been really working on in my heart. I had closed up that part of my heart before coming here and God has been reopening it. Slowly and sometimes painful, but I am continuing to trust him in this time.
We don’t know what we will be doing quite yet in Chile (YWAM = Flexibility), but we are continuing to pray into this as a team. I am extremely blessed to be going with the people who God has called to Chile, as well as awesome leaders.
I desire to travel. To embrace new cultures. To live with the locals. Ever since coming here, I am realizing of how much of a bubble we can live in. Like the small amount of different culture here is incredible in it’s self. I want to see more. I want to hear people’s stories. I want to share Christ with those who have never heard his name.
This is just a short blog post, I will update you all before we head to Chile next week. I don’t know how much I will be blogging on this blog while in Chile, but there will be a team blog that I will be working on. I will share it on Facebook to keep you guys updated with what God is doing in Chile.
We still need finances as a team, so if it’s on your heart to give, please give. Even if it’s only 5, 10 dollars it still helps! Please also be praying for unity as a team.
Blessings + hugs,