We went to a pretty awesome church service Sunday morning. I sat with a girl named Amber there and back. We had some cool talks. That afternoon we had a cookout and visited with some missionaries from South Africa.
The Lord laid something on my heart that night and I called Sarah’s home in Winston-Salem. She was at Lees-McRae though. She went up there to see Starqueen and visit her friends. So I called Ann-Marie’s room and she was there. When we talked it was as if we were strangers and had nothing in common. I told her that when I was with her I wasn’t a complete person and I’m sorry for any thing I did.
She just basically said “okay.”
We visited a lion park on Monday and I got the chance to play with some huge lion cubs. One bit me on my bicep. I have a scar. It was awesome! We then went shopping and I bought a bracelet similar to the one PK wears in The Power of One.
We had a funny little “Christmas in July” party last night. Everyone thinks it is cold here, but it feels just like a Banner Elk summer. But I guess July is the cold season in the Southern Hemisphere.
While in the lion park, I spent most of my time with Jessica. She is the sweetest girl. She’s 17 and from Georgia. We shared some nice conversations and I thank God for her daily.
I’ve discovered that I have a lot of pride in my life. It keeps me from listening and learning from other people. Before I leave here I want to give all that pride away to God. I fear it keeps me from growing.
I love this mission thing. Teen Mania functions in a way that I can’t relate to, but I have molded to its ways.
I’m looking forward to the world of film. I want that to be my mission field. I hope I can understand that world. I just want to know my Jesus and understand him better and share him with those who haven’t heard of his love.
I am now on a bus and in just a minute or two we will be headed to Piet Retief in South Africa. It is about a five or six hour bus ride. Later on we will drive into Swaziland. “It’s a whole other country,” to quote Forrest Gump. I’m excited for the long bus ride! I just want to stare out the window. After our final ministry days, we will go on a full out African Safari!
Not much time is left. Only about a week and a day. I have many plane rides to look forward to and a new job waiting on my when I return. But for now, I’m in Africa. I don’t know when I’ll be back, so I’m going to enjoy it while I can.
Humble me God. Melt my pride. I just want you. Thank you for these days. You are so big and I am so small.
You are all I have.
You are all I need.
You are all I want.