Saturday, November 14, 2009

Step of Faith... Un Paso de Fe...

A Step of Faith

In September of 2008 I began a new phase in my life. Since then I have been refocusing my perspective in life and renewing my faith in God. From the moment I decided to recommit my life to God I knew He would take care of me. All I needed to do was to trust Him completely. He has been merciful (as He always is) and I have been blessed with all kinds of blessings since then. Each day I can see His love in my life. At times it has not been easy, but I have experienced a peace and happiness that goes beyond any circumstance around me.

After teaching 2 years in Egypt I am back in Guatemala staying with my brother, sister, nieces and nephews. My mom is planning to come visit from California in December!

Professionally there are exciting possibilities ahead for me. Doors are opening for me to teach in Guatemala, US, Germany and South Africa in the near future. No matter where I go (or if I stay) I will continue seeking His will for my life. Living life with Jesus is the most awesome adventure one can imagine!

A Step of Compassion

In 1997 a young American woman accepted an invitation which would literally change her life and hundreds of lives. She was invited by a friend to visit the Guatemala City Dump. There, she saw how hundreds of children walked knee-deep in the trash looking for recyclable materials to sell and help their parents make a living. She decided she had to do something about this. She sold her car, furniture and electronics back in Maine and founded a daycare and meal program in the area for those children. Twelve years later Safe Passage serves approximately 500 children and their families providing meals, educational support and medical assistance. Please visit http://safepassage.org/ for more details and consider supporting this amazing organization. When I arrived in Guatemala in early October I stumbled upon the Safe Passage website and immediately I decided this was something I needed to do. I began volunteering on November 2 and I love it! I have been helping with Summer School assisting regular teachers in all kinds of activities. A couple of days ago we visited the Zoo!

If you would like to learn more about Jesus there are two excellent books I recommend: More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.

ESPAÑOL

Un Paso de Fe

En Septiembre del 2008 inicie una nueva fase en mi vida. Desde esa fecha he estado re-enfocando mi perspectiva de vida y renovando mi fe en Dios. Desde que decide rededicar mi vida a Dios yo supe que El cuidaria de mi. Todo lo que yo tenia que hacer era confiar totalmente en El. El ha sido misericordioso (como siempre lo es) y me ha bendecido con toda clase de bendiciones desde entonces. Cada dia veo Su Amor en mi vida. Por momentos no ha sido facil, pero he experimentado una paz y una felicidad que va mas alla de las circumstancias a mi alrededor.

Despues de dar clases 2 anios en Egipto ahora estoy de vuelta en Guatemala quedandome en casa de mi hermano, hermana y sobrinos. Mi mama esta planeando venir a visitarnos de California en Diciembre!

Profesionalmente hay emocionantes posibilidades. Se estan abriendo puertas para que de clases en Guatemala, Estados Unidos, Alemania y Sud Africa en el futuro cercano. No importa a donde vaya (o si me quedo) yo continuare buscando Su voluntad para mi vida. Vivir la vida con Jesus es la mas increible aventura que uno puede imaginar!

Un Paso de Compasion

En 1997 una joven Americana acepto una invitacion que literalmente cambiaria su vida y cientos de vidas. Ella acepto una invitacion de un amigo para visitor el basurero de la Ciudad de Guatemala. Ahi, ella vio como cientos de ninios se hundian hasta la rodilla en la basura buscando materials recyclables para vender y ayudar a sus padres a ganarse la vida. Ella decidio que tenia que hacer algo al respecto. Ella vendio su auto, muebles, aparatos electronicos en su casa en Maine y fundo una guarderia y programa de comidas en el area del basurero para esos ninios. Doce anios despues Camino Seguro sirve a 500 ninios y sus familias proveyendo comida, apoyo educativo y asistencia medica. Por favor visita www.caminoseguroguatemala.org para mas detalles y considera apoyar esta excelente organizacion. Cuando llegue a Guatemala a inicios de Octubre encontre el sitio de internet de Camino Seguro e inmediatamente decide que era algo que tenia que hacer. Empece como voluntario el 2 de Noviembre y me encanta! He estado ayudando con el Curso de Vacaciones asistiendo a los maestros refulares en todo tipo de actividades. Hace un par de dias visitamos el Zoologico!

Si quieres descubrir mas sobre Jesus hay dos libros buenisimos que te sugiero: Mas que un Carpintero de Josh McDowell y Mero Cristianismo de C.S. Lewis.