After my first week or two here, I started to write lists of things I'm thankful for so when times got hard, I would have something hopeful and grateful to look to. I mean, scripture does command us to think of lovely and pure things with thanksgiving when we are anxious (Philippians 4:6-8). Life has … Continue reading His Faithfulness
I had to say goodbye to a friend this week. Aida came to Cape Verde a one month ago and completely changed my life. She opened a door to ministry that I never considered and changed the course of my journey here in Cape Verde. Meeting Aida was definitely a "God-incidence". Her ministry is teaching … Continue reading Obrigada Aida
Wow! God's grace really hit me upside the head this week. So often I get caught up in doing the right thing; I want to be the "perfect Christian" and this week (actually for the last few weeks) this has kind of been my mentality. The moment I started relying on my own strength was the … Continue reading The Grace of God
When I felt God was calling me to take a gap year, I prayed that he would lead me to a program that focused on my relationship with Jesus, immersed me in the culture, and that I would get to work with kids. Initially, that looked like working at an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, … Continue reading Hugs and Kisses
I've been convicted this week, and this conviction really hit me hard. It's something I've been convicted of for a while, but I always ignored it. This week we have a short term team training us how to evangelize. It's a concept we all know well, yet it's something we all need. Their first day … Continue reading Share the Good News!
"Be at peace that your story doesn't look like someone else's" - anonymous Not gonna lie, my week started at a low point; the first few days of this week were probably the hardest days I've faced so far. I went from an amazing week to laying in bed, sick as a dog and wanting … Continue reading Nha Historia
My parents always told me that if you do what you love everyday, it'll never feel like you're working. I guess it's always been a goal of mine to do just that, and Cape Verde is helping me reach it. This week a door was opened to help teach something I truly love: soccer. Tuesday … Continue reading Semana di Futball
Today marks one month in Cape Verde. It's crazy to think that we've been here for a short amount of time, yet it feels like we've been here for forever. Sure there are struggles in speaking the language and living in an apartment with four other women, but I feel at home here. This week … Continue reading One Month Anniversary!
Apparently, if you watch the weather channel, Cape Verde has been mentioned a lot. When coming here, everyone told me it barely rains, and yet here we are in the path of a tropical storm named Helene. Cape Verde has been in a bit of a drought for the last two years, and now it … Continue reading In the Middle of the Storm
"Life changes... you never know what's gonna happen. You make your plans and you hear God laughin'. Life changes, but I wouldn't change it for the world." -Thomas Rhett To say that life is different in Cape Verde is a bit of an understatement. It's hot, and I continuously feel sticky from sweat. There's a … Continue reading Life Changes