This past year was incredible. A huge blessing to my life and a definite bump up from my freshman year.
This year many friendships started and became the kinds of friendships that I know will last for a lifetime. God has placed some amazing people in my life and I'm so excited to see how those relationships are going to continue to grow in the coming years. I'm beyond blessed.
As I've mentioned before this year I was able to get involved in Cru aka Campus Crusade for Christ on my campus. This ministry has been one of the biggest encouragements to me and my walk with the Lord this year. I love how challenged I've been through Cru and all of the opportunities that have been made available for me. God is definitely moving in big ways at the U of A and I can't wait to be a small part of that. I cannot wait to lead a freshmen girls community group in the fall with my friend Katie :) it will be so great. I'm just continually praying for the girls we will encounter and get to do life along side of.
As my involvement of Cru has grown my involvement with Phi Lamb has lessened. I'm not going to be doing Phi Lamb next year and this was a decision I really struggled with. I love Phi Lamb and all the girls are are apart of it. But, I know God has called me to step back and as hard as it was to obey Him I know he's going to bless me because of it. I continue to daily pray for Phi Lamb and the direction that it's going, I know the officers next year are going to do a fabulous job and I can't wait to hear about it.
The Lord has pushed and pulled me every which way this year. Some days and weeks have definitely been a struggle to get through. I believe this year the Lord has really been looking to build me up and make sure that I know that He is the only thing that will ultimately fulfill me. So often I look to other things for my joy and happiness, but they all fail me eventually. The Lord is my constant and He is the only person that will never disappoint me and never let me down. I love getting to serve such a loving and steadfast God. It never ceases to amaze me.
In 6 short days I will be heading back to Geriatric Vegas aka Branson, MO for staff training at Kanakuk! I'm getting to work my second summer at K-Kauai, Kanakuk's family kamp. That's a lot of K's, huh? I'm pumped that I get to go back this summer and be a vet (aka returner staffer)! It's a title I've wanted for a while, haha. But I'll be at training for about a week then I'll head home for another month or so then I'll head back on July 7, which just so happens to be my cousin's birthday and the DAY BEFORE my 21st birthday! I'm getting old. But, there is no better place than K-Kauai to celebrate a birthday. I'll be at Kauai for a month and I get to work with kids for my full 4 weeks! I cannot wait! I'll miss the kitchen for sure, but I know that God is ready to use me elsewhere and to show me that with Him I'm capable of just about anything.
Anyways, I'm sure I'll update his periodically through the summer.....hopefully! If not, Happy Summer everyone! :)