Looking Back

My last post was during the 3rd week of my freshman year of college…

 

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It is so crazy to look back and see how my life has changed. I’m flipping through old photos of this past year and even just the past four months and feeling so incredibly grateful for the journey I have been blessed to go on so far. I have been surrounded by family and friends (and friends who have become family) that have impacted my life in so many ways. The memories we have made are priceless to me and for some reason today I am feeling especially sentimental.

Anyways… moving on…

A little update of where I am at:

I have just finished my first semester of college and am a week into Christmas break. This semester was eye-opening in so many ways. I’ve learned you can become closer with some people in 4 months than you can with others in 4 years and that being willing and ready to serve will take you places. I have had the privilege of being under the leadership of people that have now become some of my biggest role models in life and I am so excited to continue learning from them this coming January.

Through my Omega team, I have had the opportunity to serve at Ruth and Naomi’s Mission in Chilliwack… and it is soooo far out of my comfort zone. haha anyways at Ruth and Naomi’s I have had the chance to work with and serve some of Chilliwack’s low income families and homeless. My eyes have been opened to the reality of the hardships these people face and especially how much potential is in the midst of them. The kids we work with in particular have served as examples of perseverance and servants to me. They are willing and eager to help wherever is necessary, even when they aren’t needed. The families there stick together through thick and thin and the people are willing to help each other out and protect each other even though they have little. I have been blessed to witness this first hand. With the help of my amazing team and Omega interns I have been playing worship music for the mission every Tuesday as people come in. It has been a blessing to serve in this way as well.

The best part of these 4 months though have been the relationships I have formed. I have found mentors, friends, and family at Summit and I am so excited to continue to walk through this next semester as myself and Omega prepare for our missions trip to Thailand in May and as I continue working through the years to come.

Thanks to all who have supported me through this journey so far. Your love and prayers do not go un-noticed or un-appreciated.

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

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