I know that this is going to say that it’s July 18th, but it’s really July 17th! It just happens to be 1:49 in the morning. And let’s be honest, I can’t sleep.
We have been back from Africa for a month and my heart is still breaking in the same way it was a month ago. I absolutely cannot believe that I was able to experience that and that I was able to see some of God’s most beautiful children. Well to say the least I have finally been inspired. Inspired to do something, to start something, to get off my butt if I’m being honest. Our time here on earth is short and I can’t keep living for myself. Someone else deserves better. YOU deserve better, whoever you are. I’m not quite sure how it’s going to work or what it entails, but I am ready to take on the challenge that my Father has instilled on me. I am 95% sure I will be back in Africa next year with my bestfriends in the entire world and I truly can’t wait. I think about Shallom everyday, the beautiful singer that’s in 6th grade that lives in the world’s largest slum. Or Sanu, a little girl with no shoes in a village in Uganda who loves so deeply that you get lost in her smile. Or even Jane, the teacher from the slum who’s 19, she can’t wait to go to college and help the people from her slum.
But there is so much more than that too. What about our nation? What about OUR slums…our poverty ridden ghettos. What are we doing to help them? I can honestly and regretfully say…nothing. But this isn’t a post of guilt or sadness but a post of conviction and passion. I truly am ready for this new season in my life!
I go back to A&M in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait to do everything He has for me.
I’m not quite sure if anyone reads this anymore but if you did, Gracias.