Thursday, December 2, 2010
Out for lunch with a friend, a denim skirt before 5 o'clock, a right side out hoodie, music playing in the background, and a peppermint hot chocolate from Panera. Life is good. I'm home! So much has happened since I left for Oklahoma City! There are so many stories I want to share with you all. God revealed Himself in amazing ways, children's lives changed, my life changed. Stories of God's grace and goodness, His sustaining power, and the peace only He can give in the midst of a storm. But some of you might not know why I disappeared out west in the first place. I took part in a 10 week 'short term mission trip' with a ministry called 'In The Gap.' We spent the first week in Eagle Springs. Training, getting to know each other, playing ultimate Frisbee, practicing teaching skills, and reviewing the wordless book, then it was back to the city to put what we had learned into practice. We worked with CEF, witnessing at their booth during the Oklahoma state fair, taught character classes to over 2,800 children in the Oklahoma City public elementary schools, conducted 3 after school Bible clubs a week, and taught Bible time at a tutoring program in the city. It was crazy, stressful, challenging, heart breaking and amazing, often, all at the same time. Check back often. I'll be posting stories of what God did in Oklahoma City!