Die Quelle der Freude
Well this week was full of changes and Spanish. For some reason every day this week we met someone who's mother tongue is Spanish or we taught someone in Spanish. It was awesome to see how the Lord has lead us to his prepared children this entire transfer.
This past weekend I was released from my calling as the Spanish group leader. It has been decided by the general authorities that all of the language programs except for those with missionaries called to speak those languages as their mission language will be discontinued-- the remaining groups are Farsi, Turkish, and Chinese. Within these past 6 weeks I have grown to love my mother tongue in a way I had not before. I have seen miracles happen within my mission and the Spanish speakers living here, as well as with the missionaries who decided to learn Spanish as their second mission language. These 6 weeks were short but so much was accomplished. There may no longer be a Spanish group, but the work within the Spanish language is just beginning.
The next big news I received is that my time in Dresden has come to an end-- it totally took me by surprise. I am headed to Flensburg this week! For those of you who don't know where Flensburg is, you're not alone. I didn't know either, so I had to look at a map. Well, Flensburg is the most north area in my mission and it is literally on the border of Germany and Denmark. My new companion is Sister Vreugdenhil, and she will be fresh out of her training!
I'm feeling a mix of emotions. I've come to love Dresden and it's people, and it's sad to leave. But, I know it's not the end. I'm excited to work in a new area and give it my all just like I've done in Dresden and Hamburg. The joy and peace I feel comes from knowing that God loves me and that he has a perfect plan for me. I know he is with me and that is enough. I know Christ lives, and that he walks our paths with us. I know he carries us when we can no longer walk. I know he is rooting for us. And I know he wants us to let him in, we just have to choose him.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.-- John 14:27