Greetings from Pennsylvania!
I arrived back safely last week, just in time to surprise my mom for Mother's Day. :) It has been a busy week spending much needed time with family and friends. And tomorrow I leave for a week in Utah with my dad. The adventure just keeps on going!
It is hard to summarize the past four months and all that I have experienced. In short, they were some of the best months I have had in a long, LONG time. From Day 1 God provided me with peace and assurance that I was in the right place. Though there were some hard days, I never once felt like this was a bad idea or that I shouldn't be there. What an answer to prayer in knowing that God's faithfulness could be felt from the beginning.
As some of you know, my "plans" are ever-changing, and at this
point I am pretty sure I am going to stay in PA for the summer, and head back to the end of August. That could change of course! :) No matter how long I stay in PA, I definitely plan to go back to Kurdistan. I am seeking God's guidance for the "next step" and how long my next trip will be. I did not think it would be this hard to leave Kurdistan and the wonderful friends I have made there! I will keep all of you updated during this journey.
For now, I leave you with a video that shows you a bit of my life in Kurdistan. (link at bottom) God is at work there - He is moving in
peoples hearts and stirring their affection towards Him. It is a beautiful and humbling movement to be a part of.
I am able to be there and be a part of it because of YOU! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!