Hello world, we have successfully made it into the Mole! I cannot believe that Tuesday is already to a close, the first day of the women’s conference was a huge success! Telly and Sharon did an excellent job with talking about God being a Way Maker and a promise keeper. We need to trust God in his infinite wisdom, that he uses every broken and messed up thing here on earth that we might grow in our faith and trust that He keeps every promise He asks.
God never breaks his promises, he has woven them through scripture and our lives. Promises are sacred and when someone makes one there is always that feeling that it might be broken or used against you. But with God I know he will never break his promises with me, I will always have God on my side.
At the conference we played a cup game with the women and they truly loved it! They were cracking up and cheering on their teammates, we could have played that game for hours and the reaction would have been the same every time!
We started painting the orphanage today, it’s a nice light green and makes the campus pop. As we Spartan’s say, go green right?! The team started preparing tonight for the New Year’s Eve celebration, I am honestly so excited to dance in the New Year in one of my favorite places, I have already been practicing my dance moves with the kids. We have so many hats, noise makers and glow sticks, it truly is going to be an amazing night!
We are finishing out the day with a movie night with the orphans, watching Let it Shine, eating popcorn and enjoying left over pretzels from the conference this morning.
The campus is adorable all lit up with Christmas decorations, even without snow it’s still just as magical. Makes me smile every time I walk around campus, even if it isn’t dark out, it still keeps me in the spirit of the season. It’s chilly here, I am wearing a crewneck walking around campus and it’s different, I am so used to sweating and being warm constantly when I am down here. I guess I shouldn’t complain though, anything is better than 15 degrees in Michigan right? We had our favorite meal today for lunch, Haitian spaghetti! Yes, I might have jumped for joy and had seconds, it’s just that good!
I pray that everyone ends the year on a good note and is preparing for the year that God has ahead for them. 2020 was a year that tested so many, but my favorite number is 21 and I already know that this year is going to be a true blessing to all. Only positive vibes heading into 2021, can’t let this year hold us back from what lies ahead, lets smash out 2020 and look forward to a year filled with love, adventure, growth and so much joy!
Cheers to a new year, cheers to a fresh start, and cheers to what God has planned for you! Love to all my family and friends, you all mean the world to me and I can’t wait to talk to you all very soon! Until then, stay safe, enjoy each day and be thankful for the life you live. I can’t wait to share all my experiences with you all, I am writing each night trying to recap the day and I am enjoying the moment and loving life!
Peace, love and joy, Carlee Jo J
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