Obviously, I am slacking on my blogging duties and thought I'd take a study break to do an update :)
First of all, I can't believe the devastation that has happened in Kansas with the F5 tornado that ripped through the small community...it would be like my hometown being wiped off of a map in a matter of seconds. Please pray for the survivors, the people who are still unaccounted for, and for the rebuilding of a community in the months and years to come.
Second, my weekend was made tonight in a 20 minute phone conversation with my niece and nephew who took turns to tell me about what's going on back home! My nephew has a couple loose teeth now and let me know that one might have gotten a little looser when his sister punched him in the mouth while they were fighting. Ahh, brotherly love... my niece informed me that she is too little to break bricks and she's still too scared to put her head under water. (Kat/Linds, I still can't break bricks with my head).
I love listening to their tiny voices say my name and to know that my niece had a dream about me living in Cali made me tear up - I'm just glad that they haven't forgotten about me...What I wouldn't give to have a hug from both of them right now...
Third, I heard a great sermon last night at church by a guy named Miles McPherson. He used to play football for the San Diego Chargers and while doing cocaine and smoking pot, he had a teammate ask him if he knew where he was going to go when he died...he said he didn't. At that moment, he turned his life over to Christ and began his service as a youth pastor. He was phenominal to listen to and if you have a chance, check this out: http://www.therocksandiego.org/pastormiles/
Fourth, I'm grateful every day for your continued prayers while I'm out here. They are definitely felt and I'm so blessed to have you in my life and be so supportive. I miss you all so much - visitors welcome :)