Hi guys! I hope that you’re all doing well (: I’m so happy to be able to share two Missions Mondays posts in a row! This series is a lot of fun for me to write, so it has been fairly easy to come up with post ideas for it. xx
Last week, I talked about how it all began, where I shared where my interest in mission work first began, and how I emotionally felt the moment I knew that I’d serve the Lord in Guatemala one day. ❤
Today, I’ll share with you where I plan to go from here – not necessarily location-wise, but what I’m doing in the present moment to prepare myself for this part of my future. There are quite a few things I can be doing that I enjoy that will help me to be emotionally and spiritually ready for Guate. ❤ Let’s check this out!
Ways I’m Getting Prepared
~ Learning more Spanish. Since late December of last year, this has been a pretty consistent hobby of mine; I have completed the first five Spanish courses on Memrise!
~ Studying His Word. By memorizing different verses that bring me great peace (I mentioned some of those on this post), and by leaving this part of my future in His hands, this is the greatest thing I have done and will continue to do: pray that He blesses my mission trip to Guatemala when the time comes. 🙂 I know that I will be ready. ❤
~ Teaching myself the piano basics. The organization that I’d love to volunteer at in Guatemala is basically a cool after-school place for the children that live in the area to go to do their homework and learn different extracurricular activities. I don’t know if they teach any music lessons there, but if they have a piano keyboard, I’d be all for teaching any of the kids interested simple songs and tunes. I think that my knowledge of the piano will come in handy in many aspects of my future (: xx
~ Saving money. This isn’t as easy to do as I’d like at the moment (I’ll mention more on that in an upcoming post this week, haha!), but I’m doing the best I can. I’ve always been pretty good about being frugal and only buying something when I absolutely love it, and putting this into practice when saving for important things has been quite easy. Right now, I’m filling an empty two-liter bottle with dimes (with the help of my awesome family – they have contributed so much of their spare change!), and by the time it’s full, it should equal at least a couple hundred dollars, but we’ll see. I have not taken any money out of it, nor do I intend on doing so until I’m counting it all out.
~ Recording my progress. Through blog posts and journal entries, I love being able to look back at how I felt about the situation even a few months ago. Things change so fast, and having multiple ways to look back on how far I’ve come (and how far I’ll go – that totally wasn’t a Moana reference, lol) is a blessing.
Thank you so much for reading, guys! I hope that you enjoyed this post. 🙂 ❤ If you have any questions about my calling, or if you have a specific missions-related topic you’d like for me to post about one week, definitely let me know in the comments below! I’ll see you tomorrow. xx
thanks to jirah and elline for my signature! xx