It's hard to believe that in just a couple of months I'll be on my way to Kandern, Germany to serve at Black Forest Academy (BFA). It's actually 55 days to be exact!
My days have been filled with completing projects at work (I am on staff with the kids ministry at Grace Fellowship Church), fitting in all the fun I can with friends and family, and wrapping up all the details that go with moving overseas: such as, figuring out how much I can stuff into a couple of suitcases, getting a drivers license that will be valid in Germany, and learning how to drive a manual shift so I am able to drive the cars/buses that belong to BFA.
On June 16th, I will be flying to
Speaking of phone conversations, I recently had a very encouraging talk with a personnel member from BFA. She worked in the dorms for 2 years and now is more on the administrative side of things. I asked her what a typical day would look like for me and this is just a short summary of what we discussed:
*wake up the girls
*fix breakfast/prepare lunches
*drive the girls to school
*meeting with other staff (1-2 times a week)
*pick up girls from school/sports activities, ect.
*help with homework
*oversee girls' chores
*oversee study/homework time
*make sure girls get to bed :)
*bedtime for me
*Big, fun brunch
*shopping trips, hiking, & other activities
*organized social activities with other dorms
*fun "sister" activity with your own dorm in the evening
Overall, I will just be doing life with these girls--we will see the best and the worst of each other, but in this we will have an intimacy that is as close as you can get to being family. It is an intimidating thought to have my life and relationship with Christ be so closely observed by these girls that I will be caring for. I pray that I will live out my faith and dependence on Christ in a sincere way. I know that God has been preparing me for this role in so many capacities and so I look forward to it with nothing but anticipation!
With your help, I have enough funds to buy a plane ticket that will get me to Germany by August 1st! THANK YOU!!
Now the next step is to buy that ticket and count down the days!
I love you all!
specific prayer needs:
*emotional & spiritual preparation
**for the remaining funds to come in