Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sum Sum Summa time

Wow! I can't believe that summer is here already. Summer here in the DR is our busiest time. Instead of a nice relaxing summer vacation, our summer is packed full. Starting on Monday our first summer team will arrive and then for 3 straight months we will have 2 week teams one right after the other. Having a team here basically doubles my role here with SI. In addition to the full time responsibility of teaching my kindergarden class, I am handed another full time responsibility of integrating these volunteers into my classroom and my community and ministering to them during their two week outreach. My additional responsibilities also include leading worship occasionally for the team in the mornings and translating (from Spanish to English) Bible study talks given by other SI staff members.

Although as an intern I experienced the craziness of the summer team season, this will be my first summer as a full time staff member. Please pray for me during the summer against fatigue and burnout. Pray that God would bless me with health and the physical strength that I need. Pray that He would give me the wisdom and spiritual strength to be an effective leader to the students who come down and that I would also have the emotional stability to balance my classroom responsibilities with those of ministering to the teams.

Praise God for this busy team season. I am so thankful for each and every visitor that comes down to serve with Students International. Pray also for them, that they would experience God in a new way while they are here and that God would open their eyes to a different worldview.

Thank you so much for your continued support and prayer.

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