Sunday, December 2, 2012

Whats next? Find out now!

Hello friends and family!

I thought I would update you on what is next for me. It has been a little over 3 weeks since I got home from Central America. I think about my time there and just get really excited about reaching out and making a difference whether it is in Grand Rapids or overseas. While I was gone, I was praying about what to do, and I was amazed by all my different options. I got really overwhelmed and then I thought, "How cool is it that there are so many different missionary options, and people wanting to reach out to others and serve God?". It was a moment that I am very thankful for, and helped me realize that I want to learn Spanish. I want to learn the Spanish language and use that to reach out to Hispanics in the states or go to a Spanish speaking country.

I signed up to take a beginning Spanish class at CC this winter. I am hoping that will give me a better feel as to if I am on the right track. If my class goes well, I am hoping to go to a school in Antigua, Guatemala that I would go to for a month or so in May after my class ends here. I would live with a family right there in the city. It is a very safe city and it would be great to live with a family that is speaking the language, so I learn more Spanish faster.

In the meantime while I am here in Grand Rapids, I am working full-time for my family at Starlite Kitchens & Baths doing office work and other random jobs there. Its been great to have the support of my family while doing mission work, and also when I am home, having the stability of a job to replenish all that I spent going to serve God's people.

I am very excited to see where this leads me, and all the different things I am going to learn about God and myself during the process! Thanks for all the prayers and support so far throughout my travels and mission work. May you all have a blessed holiday season with family and friends! I know I am thankful to spend the holidays with my family after being gone the last 2 years!

God Bless,