I really didn't expect last night to be as hard as it was. We had our end of the season banquet last night, and I said goodbye to all of the girls. They were so bummed to hear that I was leaving...I was so blessed by that. I think I got a little more attached than I realized (I tend to get attached pretty easily).
I think God accomplished much more than I could put into words. I have been praying and desiring the opportunity to minister to those who do not know the Lord, and here in Redding God gave me that chance. I have had some wonderful conversations and know that the Lord has used me in ways I probably will never know. I went down to LA last weekend with one of the players and the Head Coach to watch the state tournament and go to Six Flags, Magic Mountain. We had such a blast! And the best part of the whole weekend was the conversations I was able to have. I so enjoyed talking with Sarah and hearing her dreams and being able to challenge her and love her in that. Last night reminded me how hard it can be to say goodbye, because although I've done it many times before, I've always said goodbye to people I will see in eternity. This was different...I said goodbye to girls that I may not see again.
I've struggled a lot with the decision to move back to Washington and really have no idea how long I will be there. I anticipate it will be for December only, yet I do not know God's plan. I am praying for courage to take steps toward what is next and faithfulness to serve God in the places I find myself. If you would join me in those prayers I would appreciate it.
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