Day 6 – September 19th, 2017
Today we went over some basic Portuguese sayings. My official classes don’t start until next week, but, because of our great new friends, I feel like it will eventually come natural & I can’t wait for that! It is easy to get discouraged when you feel like an outsider because you can’t communicate yet.
Like for today example: we went on a scavenger hunt through the city. I did not like it. I felt like we walked in circles in the heat & I was hungry. I started to get extremely ill. I was mad as fire. I just shut my mouth & started praying. i prayed that God would help me to rein in my attitude, give me patience, and help me to make the best of the situation. A few minutes later, we were at the top of an old light house & the view was to die for. I learned a few things from this. 1) I can’t always be in control, but my God is always in control & I have to hand him the reins and strap in for the ride sometimes. 2) Even when I don’t see the purpose or I’m sick of the journey, God has something great for me at the end.
After the scavenger hunt, we went to the beach. I LOVED the beach. It was so pretty & the people were nice. Especially the children. They stared, but then they would reach out & be our friends. They give me hope that we won’t always be the outsiders and that we will make friends and build relationships.
Later we went to the mall to the grocery store… I don’t know how or what I am going to eat.
Tonight, us girls had a good, deep talk. We talked about our struggles, our fears, and the things that were on our heart. I am so blessed to have them. I pray that God gives them the strength to know that everything will be okay and the peace that they so deeply need.