I clearly remember my first week at Miss Carla's Bible study last fall in Watkinsville. I was in my senior year of college at the University of Georgia, and she shared with us a special moment in her life when the Lord kind of woke her up and showed her that she was living her dream. She had delighted herself in Him, and He gave her the desires of her heart. (Psalm 37:4) I also remember hoping that one day I would have an epiphany like the one she seemed to have.
And I must say that the Lord has given me something quite like an epiphany. For those of you who don't know, the first time I came to Mexico was when I was 15 years old. I came with my church and fell in love with the people- their spirit and passionate love for the Lord.
To be here in Mexico is quite literally a dream come true for me. The fact the Lord has allowed me to be a part of the work He is doing here through the lives of my students and Mexicans who need Him is incredulous. It is insanely humbling, beautiful, and frightening that He would choose to use me. In our Bible class we have been learning a lot about Moses. I hate to admit that my students seem to know much more Bible history than I do and can tell me all about Moses and his life. I may be learning more than I am teaching, which is quite humbling.
Did I mention that we now have a pet lobster in our class? One of my kids bought him for 45 pesos with his own money! (That's about $4 USD.)