At some point in the last year, I realized that I needed to do something else with my life. Sure, I have graduated from the University of Wyoming and have my Wyoming Teaching Certificate. I work with an amazing group of teachers who are helping an equally amazing group of students discover who they are going to become later in life. I also am blessed to be able to work with our children, youth, and families at church as Christian Education Director. Still, it felt like something was missing.
Fast forward a few months to the beginning of February. On a cold Wednesday morning, I drove to the airport before the sun was up and boarded a plane. When the plane landed for the last time, I was in Florida. This was the beginning of Discernment weekend for the Young Adult Service Corps. Within the next 5 days, I would get to know 25 truly amazing young adults who also shared my desire to do something more with our lives. During the weekend, we laughed a lot, learned a lot, and ate a lot. The weekend was certainly full of discernment as we looked at the program and began to decide if it was a fit for us, right now.
We left Florida with one week to let YASC know if we were still interested. I was pretty sure I was going to tell them yes. It wasn't until the next day, as I was standing on the playground at recess with my kindergarten and first grade students that I knew for sure. It was at that moment that I realized that I LOVE my job. I've worked hard to get where I am and I have never been as happy as I am every day I go to work. I also knew that I was absolutely going to be living in another country next year. I had never felt what I can only describe as God telling me exactly what I need to do.
I am very excited to be moving to Dodoma, Tanzania this summer for a year of mission and service work in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika. I will be working for the diocesan school and don't have many more details about my placement yet.
I am excited that you are here and hope you will continue to follow my blog as my year unfolds. If you are interested in helping me along the journey, I would love to have your support! I would be happy to have your prayers, financial support, and other talents. I have to raise $10,000 for the year and would love to have you be a part of this experience. Let me know if you are interested!!