THREE years

THREE years

Three years. I’ve been living in Honduras for three years. The plan was just one year. Somehow that turned into three years. People told me I was brave and courageous to move to Honduras. What I didn’t tell them was that I was terrified to leave my apartment. Everyday I walked to school trembling in fear and quoting Joshua 1:9 under my breath to strengthen me, yet I was ready to break into a run if a car or motorcycle dare stop near me. I tried to keep my cool, but I was sweating. I was sweating a lot… all the time to be exact. That’s probably why I never take selfies. No filter can hide the amount of sweat I produce in this country. 

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Scorpion Club

Scorpion Club

Tropical storm Earl had me on edge last night. I was just tossing and turning, making myself comfortable to fall back asleep. Suddenly I felt a sharp and searing pain in my foot. Instantly, I leaped as far as I could out of my bed (surprisingly I landed on my feet). As I felt the pain begin to burn, I'm frantically smacking the wall to find the light. I know that burning pain could mean one thing...

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The Grace Struggle

The Grace Struggle

Here’s the thing with grace, it’s hard. Like really hard. I actually didn’t think much about grace outside of the contexts of how God shows us grace until recently. One of my friends asked me if I thought she didn’t show grace well. I wanted to answer her honestly, but the problem was I didn’t know how due to my own struggles with showing grace. I referred her to someone else so I could start investigating grace in my own life. 

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2015 Memories: Soccer at Recess

2015 Memories: Soccer at Recess

While I have some extra time on my hands as I am raising support in the USA, I thought I might share some of my favorite memories from this year.

As a teacher’s aide at El Camino Bilingual School, I have worked in various areas of responsibility with one of most common as recess monitor. I love all of the classes (kindergarten through 3rd grade) at El Camino and they each have their own personalities. When it comes to recess time, my favorite grade to interact with is the 2nd grade. This class is mostly boys and they love to play a game of soccer.

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When Missionary Life Prepares You For Going Home

When Missionary Life Prepares You For Going Home

What I didn’t expect was how the mission field would prepare me for coming home. The last few months in Honduras has been hands down the busiest season in my life. I experienced what it was like to operate under stress for more than a day. I spent the busy season doing photography on a weekly basis to get in school photos, graduation photos, missionary photos, and children's center photos. Photography used to be more of an interest and hobby, and overtime in Honduras it has become one of my main jobs. 

So how have these things (busyness & photography) prepared me for coming home?

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November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Some of the highlights from the last two months include:

  • Independence Day- Our school participated in the local parade with all of the other schools. I was present to take photos and video of the event. 
  • Back to back teams! I had two teams from my church come to serve with The Cornerstone Foundation. I wrote more about this in my newsletter. It was a blessing to have my church family here for two weeks. 
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The Process of Acclimation

The Process of Acclimation

Weather is unquestionably the most evident change I have to deal with. Yes, Tennessee carries the reputation of having miserably humid seasons of summer and fortunately, this has made the transition from Tennessee summer to Honduras quite manageable.  However, now that it is fall in Tennessee and I see pictures of sweaters and chai tea lattes, you can say that the struggle is real.  

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Tales from a Gringa

Tales from a Gringa

Five weeks have passed, and I am definitely adjusting well to my new life in Honduras. My days are a mixture of tutoring and helping as a teacher’s aide at the bilingual school four days a week, from 7 a.m. to noon. The remainder of my time is a blend of communicating the ministry’s vision via media and spending time with kids at the Children’s Center.  

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