My dad invited me to share a little something with you guys on the blog! Many of you know that I spent all of 2011 here in Lima, working with Cathedral of Faith and the mission. It was one of the best years of my life! I learned so much about ministry and leadership, picked up a new language, and made some lifelong friends along the way.
My year in Lima was so great, in fact, that when I heard the Lord say it was time to go, it felt like a heartbreak. Memories of break ups with old boyfriends flooded my head as I returned to Dallas. I didn’t want to go! I couldn’t imagine leaving! I had grown so attached to this place that I just couldn’t see my life beyond here. It makes me wonder: how many times do we limit ourselves because we can’t see it? We can’t see past the here and now. We can’t imagine that God might have different plans for us or greater dreams that we can ever imagine. It was hard to leave, but now I can see. With a little perspective, I see what He was doing all along and it was more than I could ever dream of!
After a year of prayer, I decided that now was the time to return for a visit. It’s been really strange being here these few days — like walking in a very realistic dream. I keep saying to myself “I lived here for an entire year?? How quickly the time passes!” It’s been great to see everyone and talk about old memories. In fact, just yesterday Dad and I went to the Starbucks around the corner from our apartment and after an entire year away, I walk in and my barista said “Hey Monica! How are you?!”
That was pretty cool.
- On February 6, 2013
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