So here it is…two more days until we all head out to outreach, and I have not even once updated my blog. Soooo, I guess better late than never… where do I even begin Well, I guess if you guys don’t know yet I am going to Cambodia for my outreach! WOOHOO! I am so stinking excited and yah no words can describe how incredible lecture phase was! Today was the last day of lectures…so weird. It seriously went by way, way too fast. I have fallen so in love with New Zealand and the people on my DTS and this base and most importantly God. I wanna try to find eloquent words to describe the love our heavenly father has for us and why I have fallen so in love with Him, but it’s quite simple: I am just captured by His steadfast, unfailing love for me and for all people in all nations. God is our first love, and I pray that I never forget that.
I encountered this crazy love one night when I became totally and completely vulnerable with God. All I could vision while I cried my eyes out was Jesus simply sweeping me off my stubborn feet, and carrying me while I just let Him be strong in my weakness… never had I felt so much peace and trust and joy and love. But here’s the craziest part: that was just a tiny glimpse of His love for me…
So yes, this is just one of the many incredible experiences and revelations that I have encountered during the lecture phase, and not to even mention all the adventures I checked off my bucket list that I did on the weekends with the outdoor pursuits team! Just to quickly recap:
Hiking up waterfalls, and getting lost and having a mud fight.
Kayaking the third most beautiful coastline in the world
Paintball… it seriously was the best paintball park ever
Canyoning and camping… that is where you propel down waterfalls
Caving and saw glow worms…it was so incredible they are like stars in a cave
Sailing. Ahhh such a great weekend…favorite part was at 1 o’clock in the morning and we found that the ocean had phosphorescence that glowed when anything hit the water. Yah haha it was the most magical and incredible thing I have ever seen. It blew my mind and that’s God’s creativity ahhh so in awe. I cannot even describe how wonderful it was.
Yup that’s kinda a sum up of my life these past three months . . . I feel like I have forgotten so much!
Well, I hope to be able to post more about my adventures! I am sorry I haven’t kept up with telling you all about them! I love you all and miss you tons!
Tah tah for now…
picture taken by Conner Sima