I have already reconnected with my amazing friend Rachel, who is an intern at the local orphanage, and met some of her new roommates (two incredible ladies from Switzerland and Oregon). I have had pillow talk with Monique, my wonderful roommate and partner in crime, and I have had good quality time with the Vomsteegs. I have practiced my banjo (that’s for you dad) and made my bed (that’s for you mom) everyday since getting back. I have also rearranged my room and am adjusting to having my bed not against the wall. I have worn shorts and a t-shirt during the day and bundles up at night. Oh, desert winters. =)
I have prayed and read and listened to worship and Satan has prodded and poked my defenses. I have become discouraged by Satan’s successes and lifted up by God’s. I have discovered powerful verses that impact my heart and change my perspective and God has shown me the power of prayer in these few days. I have rebuked Satan and God has challenged me to rely on His power more. I has been a full, but not jammed packed, four days, and I am so grateful for the growth God has given me.
Here are few verses that have really encouraged me (I recommend looking them up!):
James 1:2+3, 12, 17+18
1st Corinthians 1:25