Intermixed with all this fun stuff, I have been experiencing sickness with more pain from the cyst rupture, multiple stomach and headaches, and now a sore throat/head cold, not to mention the hardest sickness, homesickness. Some, but not all, was expected but none are welcomed. I’m not telling you these things to receive attention, only to share with you how EVERY DAY I need to cling to God in order to move forward and not get stuck in a dark place. Never in my life have I been closer to God and relied on Him as much as I have in these past 2 weeks. I could NOT do this without GOD holding my hand each step of this journey. Every time I have been discouraged, afraid, or weary, God reminds me of this study I had with friends 2 weeks before I left, where He revealed to me that He will be there all the time. The words during that study that kept ringing in my ears was “But when God…” It reminded me that all this is not on my strength or courage, BUT GOD’S. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. I truly could not be here without all of you. Below are a few specific prayer requests for this upcoming week and beyond.
1. That my body finally decides to adjust so I can feel better physically.
2. I’m supposed to register for language school tomorrow. Please pray that I can start Oct 1 in language school and that my language learning continues to grow even out of class.
3. On Tuesday, I’m going with a Chiropractor from the US, who works with kids with disabilities, to go to a house of a boy named Jhonny, who lives in one of the shanty towns in Lima. He has hydrocephalus (untreated), and cerebral palsy. He has never received any therapy. Therapy is a process, not a quick fix, but pray that I can at least give some direction or helpful hints to his family on ways to maybe better position him or something like that. While I'm excited about this first opportunity, I 'm also nervous. Therapy here is going to look different than what I’ve trained for in the states, so please just pray that I can be helpful to the family. I’m not sure how often I will be able to get to see him since he lives so far away, so prayers for that would also be appreciated.
4. In general, just to stay centered in Christ, be at peace with where he has me, find joy in little things, and to take each day as it comes.
Thank you again for your encouragement, prayers, and support.
Blessings and Love,