Day 31 – October 14th, 2017
Today we went to a really nice beach on the other side of the island called Terrafal. It has some Portuguese meaning.. I just don’t know what it is. It took us like an hour and a half to get there if not longer, but it was so worth it. We took the church van and Derek and Lauren’s van so we could all comfortably fit. I love riding anywhere outside of Praia. Praia is beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t compare to the interior countryside of the island. We had so much fun today just hanging out and relaxing for a day.
Also, a HUGE thanks to Ashlyn for letting me jam to the music on her phone!! And for all of you who didn’t appreciate my music taste and thought it was “weird,” Ashlyn’s is even better than mine!
Orientation was exactly a month ago today. We said our goodbyes to our families one whole month ago. Some days it feels longer than that, some days it feels like just yesterday.
I feel like my parents favorite question to ask me is “do you still think you made the right decision?” I was thinking about that a good bit on the ride to Terrafal today. Some days I want nothing more than to be in college living a normal life and doing whatever I want whenever I want. Then I see some of the most beautiful landscape and it’s almost like you can see right where God’s hand carved and created this land. And I’m reminded that everything in this world was created from God and for God. Including me. My whole life should be about proclaiming the goodness of our Lord. I don’t want a normal life. I want the extraordinary life that is God’s will for me.