Thursday, July 23, 2009

Empiece la aventura

Hello world!  Aquí estoy en Buenos Aires.  I've been here for a little under a week now.  It's been so great thus far.  I got here last Saturday morning.  The days have been full of orientations, meeting friends, and walking in the cold to the few places that I know how to get to.  Today was the first day that I could actually wake up without an alarm.  It was nice to be able to sleep in.  Now I'm just hanging out in the house today.  I don't really have anything specific that I have to do today but I think some of us are meeting at the ISA office to go to the Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts).  That should be fun, plus it'll give me something to do!  So I'm pretty excited about that.  Being with some other people around lunchtime maybe I'll actually eat something this time.  Yesterday I didn't eat anything for lunch and I got pretty hungry so I don't plan on doing that (on purpose) anytime soon.

It's been quite freezing here.  Actually today my host mom told me that it's supposed to be below freezing.  The wind reminds me of being in Boone in the Winter.  That's what really makes it so cold.  Oh, and the fact that I didn't really bring a scarf, hat, or thick jacket could also be a contributing factor! ;) Other than the freezing cold life has been pretty stellar here.  It'll be nice when I know my way around a little better.  Right now the only places that I really know how to get to from my house are the ISA office, UB (where I'll be attending university), my friend José's house, and a few small cafés and stuff like that.  I bought a cell phone the other day but don't have many (if any) minutes so I'm sort of limited as to where I can go.  But you know what?  I'm just kind of going with the flow while I'm here.  If plans come up (and it's not freeezing cold) I'll most likely go with them.

Life is good.  Hope yours is too!  If there's something you want to here about my life as a Porteño (inhabitant of Buenos Aires), please just let me know.  Have a great day! :)


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Visions and Waffles

Hey world! I'm right here! You found me! ;) How are you? I'm great! I just got done with my first closing shift at Dairy Queen. I've worked here on breaks from school for since May(ish) of last year and this is the first time I ever closed. Crazy isn't it!?
Anyway, enough about that.
Tonight I think God let me see a little more of where He wants me to be going with this life that He has so generously given me. I really have a passion for relationships. I also love speaking Spanish. I have a particular love for people of Latin American descent. It's not that I only like them or put them above others..well I try not to..but I just think that that is a group of people that I really enjoy being...relational(?) with. I want to show these people the amazing things that when we trust God. Actually, they are the amazing things that God does through us. Also, I want to show them (and other people that I come into contact with) God's amazing love, forgiveness, mercy, grace, etc to infinity (and beyond)!
I don't know how I can achieve this but I want to start something to help immigrants to the United States. I feel like this requires a lot of prayer and planning. Also, it requires a lot of business knowledge. I don't really know that sort of stuff. So...what can I do here? I really feel right now that this is something that God wants to do through me sometime after I finish school. How soon? I don't really know. I've had some inklings of this in the past year but something tonight really just hit me. I really think it's God showing me this. It feels so amazing!
I really wanted to share that with you. I hope it finds you well!

As always, comments on my Blog are like peanut butter and chocolate on a waffle, they aren't necessary but they sure do make it taste a whole lot better! :)


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cords of Human Kindness

Well hey there! I know I haven't posted in a while. Sorry about that. But I just wanted to share this verse that I found today in my daily reading of the Word.

"I led them with cords of human kindness,
with ties of love;
I lifted the yoke from their neck
and bent down to feed them."
*Hosea 11:4*

That's God talking about Israel, but it can be about us too. I really like the phrase cords of human kindness. I want to use that somewhere. I also want to be a part of a cord myself.

That's it for now! I've got to go to work! Have a great day!