Hey Everyone!! Man I miss you all so much!
It is the halfway point through my school and I wanted to fill you all in on what I am learning. The first couple of weeks here have been great but also very challenging. Our first week we had a speaker named Troy Sherman who spoke to us about what Justice looks like and what the Bible has to say about justice and Gods view on it. Needless to say it was a very intense week. I am learning that Gods heart is ALL about justice and helping the poor and vulnerable.
The week after, we had Rob Morris come in and speak. Rob is the founder of Love146 which is an anti trafficking organization. That week was rough in terms of hearing some of the things that are happening in the world. If I’m being completely honest, sometimes this school feels like the school of suffering and spiritual dryness instead of the school of social justice. It has been hard hearing some extremely brutal things. Some days we get loads of information about some of the darkest places and things that are happening every second and it can send you into a downward spiral. You are probably wondering how I have made it this far while learning these things.
Throughout this school we have been learning this dark stuff, but the thing that I stand on and that helps me get through it is that we have a God who cares SO SO SO SOOOO much for these causes. We have a God of HOPE and LOVE and PEACE! He is fighting for these things and he is calling us to be apart of his plan to bring restoration to people! What I’m learning is that God is making huge plans to bring his children back and give them life and life to the full and he is bringing us behind the curtain to plan and plot with him to make this happen! GOD IS SO GOOD!!!! Standing on that foundation and having him as my anchor is so important and as we have been learning this stuff he has been anchoring me more and more. Even on days when I cant hear him or feel him I know now that he’s preparing me to do some big things.
I am so blessed to be here and I am enjoying every minute of it, even though days can be hard. Also I have been doing some snowboarding! Praise the Lord!! God is such a good Dad! Anyways I miss you all and I can’t wait to be back with you! Love you guys!