Monday, April 11, 2011

My First Day of School

Today was my first day as a student in the Foundations of Community Development (FCD) School here at our YWAM base in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.  I have to say the reality that I am actually doing this course is finally setting in.
Today I met together with the other students for the introduction class to the school. There is a total of 9 women doing this course! Go girls! We are also from a variety of nations - the USA, New Zealand, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland, Brazil, and Venezuela.
Today we were given more specific details about the classes, books we must read, movies we must watch, and written assignments we must complete.  I still feel a bit nervous about the course load, and I hope I can manage my time well, considering I am a mommy too... I know the Lord's grace is sufficient and He will help me...

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven... (Eccl. 3:1)
I am extremely happy to be in a new and different season. I think the Lord knew that I needed something like this at this moment, as I have felt a bit discouraged lately.  I feel this is a moment that He wants me just to take a step back from everything and remember WHY He has called me to missions.
 I am EXCITED!
 I am excited to be challenged in my thinking -as I learn new things.
  I am also excited to be inspired to dream about how I can be the answer to big needs in the world. 
I am praying God will use this time in the FCD School to speak new things to me about His heart and His purposes for my life as a mother, wife and missionary. 
Needless to say, I am excited that this new season has begun!

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