Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Home sweet home

I arrived home last Thursday night and have had a wonderful past few days with my family.  My younger sister flew in to surprise my mom, and so my whole family was together for the first time in a year.  Whenever I come home it feels as though I never left.  I think that's one of the greatest things about coming back home.

A lot of people talked to me about the culture shock I would experience upon arriving in the USA.  But I think I experienced the most culture shock back in Costa Rica.  I cried almost every day for the first 5 days...not because I was sad to be in Costa Rica, but because I felt guilty not being in Africa where there is so much need.  I know that my next step is to be in Costa Rica and not in Southern Africa.  I know that God will continue the work he started, and send workers into the fields.  But it is a hard transition to go from a ministry where there is so much need, to a ministry where a lot is being done.  

I had the privilege of sharing with people from my church last Sunday about my experiences in Africa.  It felt really great to be able to share with them, and to know how they (along with many others) have been partnering in prayer with me for the past several years.  

For those who have not yet seen the video of our time in Southern Africa, here it is below!

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