We’re ten days into the new year, and like many I’ve taken some time to reflect on all that I experienced in 2018. As you guys are a vital part of what God is doing in San Salvador, I wanted to share my thoughts with you. Happy reading!
This Time Last Year...
…I was walking into a season of transition in my roles here in ministry. Coming off of a year of teaching English and promoting child sponsorship, I was tasked with a big responsibility as Missions Team Coordinator. This meant I would no longer be able to teach and would instead focus on mission teams while I continued on as Child Sponsorship Coordinator.
I met this change with mixed emotions including excitement, apprehension and a few insecurities as well. I was hoping that God would take over the process but at the same time I doubted my capability to master this new title. Learning things little by little, the Lord reminded my heart about what my head has known all along: this is His.
This life I live, this role I play, these people we serve; it’s all His. He wasn’t expecting me to be the best at something I’ve never done before (and thankfully no one else did, either). Oh how incredible it is that He equips “you with everything good to do his will, working in us what is pleasing in his sight”. (Hebrews 13:21, CSB)
I’m so grateful for all that He’s taught me through this transition and through all the familiar faces and new friends that visited us this year. And now, with nine mission teams totaling 158 missionaries under my belt, I pray that God will continue to impact the lives of so many in San Salvador through the ministry I have the privilege to be a part of.
This Time Next Year…
…I hope to have made a greater eternal difference. My physical life here on earth is but a blip on the radar that is spiritual eternity. Reminding myself of that as I walk into 2019, I want to make the most out of the time God gives me to serve in San Salvador. I ask that He teaches me to love better, learn more and live boldly for His glory this year.
He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also
put eternity in their hearts, but no one can discover
the work God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (CSB)
Let’s give God the space to make 2019 one for the books!