I'm nervous to be honest. It's not going to be easy and I can guarantee I get homesick, but I'm also extremely excited! I have been told that I will be helping finish out a school year at one of the schools close to the compound (where I will be staying). I'll be a teacher's assistant and just help out as much as I can. Apparently they are really low on teachers so I think this will be a fun yet challenging experience. Once school is out there, I will be helping out with little projects around the compound and then whenever a team (of high schoolers or middle schoolers) for a short term missions trip come to the compound, I'll basically be their guide and hang with them the whole time they're there. I'll have a supervisor over me who is in charge of everything and I'll basically just be there to help do whatever.
I'm really excited about working with the teams. I know that not everyone who goes on a mission's trip is a christian so I'll be able to witness to those students. When I went to Haiti the first time (my sophomore year of high school, I think), there were some girls who weren't chirsitans who went on the trip and it was really nice to be able to talk with them about Jesus and really just anything. I think people want someone to listen to them, so that's what I was there for. And of course, I put my two cents in as well, who wouldn't?
I think this trip is going to be a straining experience but one that really grows me spiritually. That's the part I am most excited about. I know that this is going to be difficult and honestly tough at times, but I also know that I will have to rely on God with practically everything in Haiti. This won't be easy for me, but it will teach me patience and reliance upon God. It will be a great way for me to step out of my comfort zone and away from the monotonous, easy way of life here. I want a challenge and this will definitely be one.
I think that's it for the update. I hope it was an okay first one. Let's just hope I get better at this writting thing. If it's awful, sorry. I'll get better, but no promises. Thanks for reading. More to come :)