Working at Connie's Home is a huge blessing as it has been revealing a little of the Lord's plan in my life. For one thing, I'm really not a baby/toddler person! Haha, it feels weird to say that, but I'm discovering how true that is - I much more enjoy having full conversations, having people listen and understand, and not always having to deal with the personalities that toddlers bring. I write this as a reminder to myself that I am by no means perfect, and while I can adapt to temporary situations, I definitely don't think I could do certain things for prolonged periods of time - as in, volunteer at Connie's Home indefinitely - and that is something I need to pray about, but it has revealed to me things I do enjoy.
While young children may not be my forte (in contrast to my mother who is an awesome kindergarden/1st grade teacher, and somehow those little kids come out learning things from her), I do have a passion for teaching high school (Praise to my Father who has me in a program where I learn to teacher high school) and young adults - specifically females. Therefore, I'm realizing that I have a huge heart for woman's ministry. Some of my most memorable moments have been in ministry with other girls - talking about our God, and teaching lessons.
Part of Connie's Home - while being a foster care facility, also allows girls to come out of prison and stay as helpers as part of their rehabilitation. It is really a great idea, and a wonderful way to present the gospel by building up these relationships. Connie also seeks to teach them English - being that it will be easier for them to communicate with the volunteers, and the children who are learning English. So yesterday, I got to help two girls as they were learning English (the kiddies had nap time) and it was really awesome. They taught me some Thai words, and I felt like I was developing a better relationship with them. I'm really excited to see how Allison develops with these young ladies too, since she'll be there 24/7 (who by the way, made it safely, thank you for praying).
So anyway, I really enjoy working at Connie's home. The children are adorable, and I really don't mind one day working with them - I just keep praying for strength, and the rewards of blessing far outweigh my selfishness. Praise God who breaks down our walls.
The walk was really nice, and I memorized one more verse from Philippians... (one more - so progress is a little bit slower than I anticipated, but it is still a great encouragement).