VBS 2012 and what I learned while waiting

Time truly flies when you’re having fun, and this week was no different.  This past week at Vacation Bible School seemed to fly right by, but at least I have some pictures to remind me of all the fun we had!
One of the rotations at VBS this year was “Missions.”  In this rotation time the kids that were 5 years old and up learned about the country of Honduras and the church’s missions project there.  I even was able to put my Bachelor’s in Spanish to work by teaching the kids some Spanish!  We learned the parts of the body to play “Simón dice” for “Simon says.”  We even learned how to sing “Jesus Loves Me” in Spanish and much more.  With the older kids, I stretched them even further, challenging them to memorize a Bible verse in Spanish–Luke 19:10–“Porque el Hijo del Hombre vino a buscar y a salvar lo que se había perdido”  (“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost”).
It was such a blessing to see the fascination for another language take root within those children, and it was just as much of a blessing to realize how natural I felt while teaching them.  Through the encouragement of other school teachers there, God confirmed that He had given me a passion for Spanish with a purpose.  I’m so thankful to know what step to take next: to pursue becoming a teacher! 🙂
Daily, it humbles me to realize how faithful God is.  So often as humans, it’s easy to lose faith when we feel like God is not with us or doesn’t hear us.  In reality though, God can always hear His children, but unconfessed sin certainly builds to stand as a barrier between us and Him.  Whenever we feel as though He’s not listening or not intervening in our lives, rather than believing that He doesn’t exist (and falling even deeper into sin), we should (1) confess our sins with godly grief–2 Corinthians 7:10 (2) repent by God’s grace and strength alone, and–if it still seems that God is distant–(3) realize that sometimes God delays.
I’ll be writing about this topic more in the days to come, but until then I pray that if you, too, are in a time of waiting, seek the Lord and remember that He is faithful!  The safest place to be is resting in His hands, so trust Him!  Keep the faith! (2 Timothy 4:7).  Wait patiently and pray that God will glorify Himself through your situation.  You never know how He will reveal Himself, so pray to have open eyes, ears, hearts, and minds to discern for His Voice and Presence in whatever comes your way.
Thanks for reading, and I’ll write back soon!
Praying your day is filled with Sonshine,
Sarah 🙂

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