Well, I have been through one week of my summer missionary position. It went very well...along with a few exceptions. God is definitely working some crazy stuff in my life right now and I'm trying to let Him be in total control.
I love working at Oasis (an International Refugee ministry). I'm going to be tutoring an Iraqi woman in English for 4 hours a week! She is very nice and have definitely enjoyed that so far. Oasis did a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday that was really cool...it was just to show how thankful they are for Oasis being a blessing and the people they have been able to encounter. I am glad to be a part of this. I have also started working with some International students from Washington University. We went to Botanical Gardens for the free concert on Wednesday. I met some students there. On Thursday, we had Culture Junction, which is a conversational English time with students. We talked about Independence Days in different countries...although we only had 1 student so it wasn't a big learning experience, but still informative. Friday consisted of prayer walking on the campus. I am definitely going to like working this summer. The one negative to this week was that I have just been informed that my other co-worker is also not going to be able to continue working with me, so now I am doing this job solo. We started this summer with 3, now it's just me. I guess I have to have faith that this was in God's plan all along and trust that I will be able to handle everything on my own. It scares me a little, but I believe it will work out for the best. I will not let the enemy bring me down!
On another positive note, I got to go to the Fray and Jack's Mannequin concert this past Friday. It was probably one of the BEST concerts I've ever been to in my life! The Fray definitely gave an excellent performance. I also am glad I got to attend with my friends Angel and Justin, and also my brother. It was so much fun. I'll never forget it!
Yesterday, we celebrated my brother's birthday (which is actually today). We had a LOT of food, which is normal for us Filipinos :0). I am so blessed to have such a great family that I can have fun with. Some friends got to come too!
Well I've got a lot going on this week. My best friend Angel is getting MARRIED on Saturday, so I have many maid of honor duties to tend to.