Tuesday, October 4, 2016
I feel like I've never worked so hard in my life! Since school started, my typical day has me at school at 7:30 AM and leaving at 5:30 PM or later. I've even worked the past three Saturdays too! Colossians 3:23-24 in The Message version of the Bible says, "Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you'll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance." Payment now isn't that great. But one day it will be. During out orientation here at AAI we were challenged to see our work as worship, our "Workship" doing all that we do with excellence for God. I've been going at it, hard, for a month now. It's tiring, but also very rewarding. No, I haven't done everything I've wanted to do. But I press on. Trying to get better and get a bit closer to the goal. I love what I'm doing and who I'm working with, so that makes it worth it. I feel like a first year teacher all over again and I only hope that next year is better!
This week our dear friends the Cárdenas family came to visit us and we had the pleasure of taking them to see our school.
Gaby and Marcus have been working like crazy too at school, with homework and also with volleyball. On Monday both of their teams won and they both played amazingly well.
Naty has been very busy too, hosting people at our house and attending two different missions mobilizers conferences. One here in Quito and the other on the coast. She is making lots of good friendships with people from many countries and backgrounds that we are hoping to see go into all the world to spread God's Kingdom where it is needed most.