Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Chips And Salsa

Sounds crazy, but I'm sitting here in my dining room, eating chips and salsa thinking about life. 

Thanks to God I have been able to have the basic needs at my new place. I was looking around and I thought, "these are just things, they don't define who I am." I can sell it all and start all over again elsewhere. 

I have been praying a lot about "what's next" and part of me wants to move to another country and serve and another part of me wants to go home with my family. 

The country that is the most interesting to serve at is Bolivia. I already contacted the volunteer coordinator of Hope Worldwide Bolivia. To go there it would be super expensive due to obtaining a traveling visa, flight, volunteer fee, a place to stay, eat, etc., However, the things that I would be able to do out there would be similar to what I have done in the past in California and here in Guatemala. 

A friend also contacted me about moving to Paraguay where she would be able to get me a job at a private Christian school. Well, you know me I don't just sit around. I already contacted the school and we will stay in contact since my plans are to stay here another school year. 

A lot can change, because after all of this planning I will probably end up staying in Guatemala longer or decide to move to California again. 

As for now I will eat a few more chips and call it a night. 

Oh and I got a cat. Her name is Sarang ("Love" in Korean, according to my translate app).

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New Season

 "In their hearts humans plan their course,
    but the Lord establishes their steps"
Proverbs 16:9

Life has taken a detour and I have not figured out if I like it or not.

The year started off with a lot of decisions that needed to be taken into consideration and changes that followed. After almost 2 years of a beautiful relationship, it came to an end, but I'm hoping that soon hearts will heal and a friendship will be formed.

I moved in to my own home at the end of February and I'm loving it! It's weird living on my own, but I do believe that God will use it for good. I don't have internet or cable so I'm stuck watching movies and a lot of time for thinking. I have been trying to make it my home and working on decorating it. I have a lot to do, but I have the basics which is great.

I have been wanting to go back home to visit my family this summer, but I was left with only $100 in my savings which is not enough to buy a plane ticket. The other night I had a short break down, but I had to remind myself that God can do more than I can imagine and I will be home for the summer. 

I have decided to stay in Guatemala for one more year to serve in the ESL program as well as the school where I work. I hope to have a great 16 months of giving back :) I don't know what will be next, but I do know one thing and that's being able to continue to give back. I have had Mexico in mind, but I am open to what God has planned.