The First Week!

I can already tell my time in Guadalajara is going to be amazing. As the students continued to arrive, the energy in the house continued to grow. With every new face, more life was given to this wonderful (cockroach infested) house. The students are a blast. The Engage house is a melting pot of all different backgrounds. The one thing we all have in common is that we are trying our best to listen to God’s calling. One of the students said to me, “I have no idea what I want to do when I grow up.” My response was simple, “Neither do I.” I tried to communicate that we don’t always have to have everything planned out the way we think we should. In the States it’s all about what college you attend and what career path you are going to take. People get so caught up in the titles that they forget why we are here on the earth. We don’t have to know every step we are going to take. I am encouraged by the student’s attitudes to trust God with their future. One of the students told me that she doesn’t know exactly what she is supposed to do with her life, but she knows God has called her here in this moment for a reason. This was refreshing to hear. In these last few days we have gone to Spanish school (which I suck at if anyone was wondering). We also went to El Collie. There we put on a program called Meta after school to help the kids with their homework and Wednesday we did a science experiment with them. It was so much fun playing with the kids. Last night, we went to one of the orphanages we help at and played and help feed the kids. While there I was able to ask the teacher if I could help the kids finish up there school work. I enjoyed this very much. I should say, I enjoyed them helping me. I was trying to help them spell their names, but I don’t know how to pronounce all the letters correctly, so the students were helping me lean my alphabet. And tonight we are heading to a look out point to pray for the city.

Although 6am comes early, I am encouraged that 18 year old students would get out of bed and begin there day by spending time in fellowship and worship together. It has only been a few days, but I have met great people, and I cannot wait to see what else God has in store for the city of Guadalajara.

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