Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's over...

Its our last day here in Moessen. I cannot believe we are actually leaving tomorrow. This is my final Greaterworks blog. It is harder to write this blog than I thought. God has taught me so much this year and I know that this is exactly where God wanted me this past year. That is always something that I worry about, am I really living out what God wants for me and now I can say for sure that this year was.

We were asked to write a final blog as a reflection of these past 8 months...heres my best shot at trying to put it in words:

- Being the hands and feet of Jesus

- True servanthood

- Passion

- Serving with all my heart

- Realizing I cannot do it all on my own/true dependance on God

- Humility

- Unforgettable Relationships

- Falling even more in love with God everyday

- Life Changing

- Indescribable

I wish I could explain it better, but words just cannot express what I have learned and how I have grown this year. If you really would like to hear about my time here in Monessen I would love to sit and talk with you!! Thanks for all the support and for following me through this amazing time of my life!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Could I really get the job??

This week is going to be short and sweet. I found out that I have a job interview this Wednesday for the job at the Salvation Army. Things are finally moving along with that. I just ask that you will pray that the interview goes well and that God's will be done in whatever the decision is. I really would love the opportunity to stay here in Monessen and work with the Salvation Army and their youth, but I am willing to do whatever God has planned.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Continuing on My Journey

I am finding it harder and harder to find time to write a blog, I want to spend this last month as busy as possible with the people that I have grown close to here.

I was given an awesome opportunity this weekend. I got to go caving with the Salvation Army youth this past Saturday. It was so much fun! The place is called Larurel Caverns just past Uniontown (about 45 minutes south of Monessen). It's about a 3-hour tour, and hour and a half going down and the same going up. Not only was it a lot of fun, but it was also a great bonding experience. In some places you need to help someone out or get help from others to keep going and sometimes you need to encourage someone who might be getting a little nervous about a certain spot or about the bats. It was great getting to know the kids better, especially since I might be working with them in the future.

I applied for a job at the local Salvation Army here about a month ago and hope to find out soon if I got the job. The divisional headquarters are the ones that do the hiring for my position and the person in charge of hiring has had a relative who is in the hospital, so even though I would love to know if I got the job, I pray for the person's relative and the whole family.

God is starting to prepare me to leave, even if I don't know about my job yet. I would love to come back in August no matter what, but I will just trust God that He will put me where I am suppose to go. I was getting really stressed and sad that we are leaving in 3 weeks, but now God is working in me to remind me it's not suppose to be easy. If you read about Jesus's journey, I'm sure it wasn't easy for him to go and work with people and then leave on the rest of his journeys. Christians (me especially) have a lot to learn from that.