PS: That's really hard. Really.
Today is a beeaautiful spring day in Lynchburg. Spring is, in fact, my favorite season. Winter is disappearing and buds are appearing everywhere. Flowers blossom and the sun shines. Love it! Oh, and I must tell you how my trip to Georgia went. Whew, what an adventure Mary and I had! We spend Friday night up to Saturday early evening with my great friend Jill. I'm hoping that it wasn't the last time that I'll get to spend with her before I go but I do know that I'll see her when she comes to visit me in Uganda!! THAT will be exciting! Jill, I'll make sure to scout out the nail salons for you in Kampala. :) After that, we headed south of Atlanta where we experienced an extremely generous church where my friend Bryan is the youth pastor. I ended up sharing my testimony (very last minute) to the youth group. It was a cool reminder to see how far God has taken me from an angry teenager who wanted nothing to do with God to a woman who is heading overseas for Him. Amazing, right? He does such miracles. I then was able to share with the church how they could be involved in His work in Uganda. Ah, public speaking. God uses the weak to show His strength, right? He proves that in me.
Speaking of such...I've started reading in 1 Corinthians. It's been awhile since I've read this book and oh my word, there is just so much that He's been teaching me! Chapter three has especially taught me. Paul admonishes the Corinthians because they've started claiming that they are Paul's disciples instead of Christ's. Check it out:
"For when one says, 'I am of Paul,' and another, 'I am of Apollos,' are you not mere men? What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one. I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth." (3:4-7)
And what is Sarah? Sarah is a servant of the Lord who plants and waters but only HE causes growth. Pray that I continue to recognize my role in Him: a servant obeying His commands.
Tonight we're having an office party, the last one before I go! It's a tradition that we have each semester. It's potluck style and I just love it. I have been so blessed with this job for the past four years. We've always had awesome student workers and have become like a little family. It's going to be so weird to not have this all be my every day life anymore. Time to get that lasagna started! :)