So its been a few days since we have been back home from pine ridge. I don't know where to start or even begin to tell you what God did and is still doing with me. (When i sat down on my bed to write this one night right after we came back, my head and heart felt like they were both exploding like atom bombs. I could not think straight.) Most of you don't know that when Tara signed up to go last year that, Lindsey Elza and I also signed up as well. There was a waiting list and since Tara's cousin was a person in charge of that area she bumped our names up to the first spot. God had other plans for Lindsey and I because only Tara got to go. As Tara was speaking on what God did with her group last year, God was speaking to me and telling me I needed to go. I think it was either that night that i signed up or at least that week. I was excited that time i told Tara i would go as i am writing this post. I just wanted so bad to share Jesus with those around me through working or just communicating with them. I didn't expect much to be given back. To be perfectly honest, i didn't think anything would be given back, but so much more was than i could have ever hoped for or dreamed. I had been dealing with work problems for a long while and had been praying about it all ever since it all started. I had been having some stress and anger issues arise from time to time so I really didn't want to take any of that with me on the trip. Nothing seemed to changed as i prayed all of those nights until the morning we left. We prayed right before getting on the (swagon) aka the Taravan. All those feelings just seemed to dissolve and i knew God was working on me. He knew what He was doing. The whole week i had peace. I was smiling everyday and i loved just being there. Those that know me know that I don't smile a lot, like really smile. I was so excited to get to meet john and Nadine (the ones Seen here)
Thanks to my church for being mission minded. Thanks for my team leader to stand up and lead us to Pine Ridge. But most of all, thanks to God for telling us to go.