Wednesday, April 3, 2013

And so it begins...

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!!

1 comment:

  1. I am interested, send me some information and I'll pass the word around.