Some journeys lead us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny. – C.S. Lewis
It has certainly been an adventure! I had no idea what the journey would be like when I arrived in El Salvador just over a year ago. I knew very little of either language I would need to communicate, the people I would be working with, or the culture I would be living in. Yet, it didn’t take long until the kids had wrapped themselves all the way around my heart and I knew I was where I belonged.
Some things I’ve learned since coming here…
- There is beauty in every culture and language. I have found it fascinating to watch people communicate in their native language, each understanding the other perfectly and responding accordingly. Cultures were created to be unique in their own place, yet people from other places can learn to live with and appreciate each other for who they are and where they’ve come from.
- Children are important. Children are the next generation. What you are doing today in the life of a child is building or tearing down the next generation. Live wisely.
- God uses every circumstance to teach us something. You are where you are for a reason. In being here, God showed me my passion. My passion is to work with trauma children. These children have no choice as to what situation they were born into, yet they must forgive their abusers to be able to live a fulfilling life. I want to help them decide to rise above the challenges, learn to forgive, and go on to be builders in the lives of the people around them.
My time here at CICS is coming to a close. Please pray for me as I continue to follow God’s dreams for my life. Thank you for supporting the mission we have here.