Monday, June 29, 2015

What Great Love the Father has Lavished on us!

     Waking up everyday with this as the view from my front porch is absolutely breathtaking. (picture below) Being in the midst of Christ's amazing creation and experiencing his daily unfailing love puts me in awe. Being here in Costa Rica has caused me to see the world through a completely different lens. I am reminded of Gods majesty and grandeur constantly.

     Everyday it feels as if my Spanish classes are getting harder; but that only means I'm being pushed to learn more right? Spanish is much more of a complex language than I thought, but I am really enjoying learning it. It is definitely mentally exhausting! After school I usually come home and curl up on the couch with a good John Green book :) My host family helps me a lot! Having so many people to practice with is extremely helpful and beneficial. I have been driving, which is crazy to think about! It's very different from the states and it requires you to be much more aggressive and alert. Its been quite fun nonetheless. I have also been really savoring the food here. It's incredible! There are many talented chefs in Costa Rica and my host mom is one of them :) Every night I have been so blessed to be able to sit down with my Costa Rican family and enjoy an amazing home cooked meal.

     I got to spend the day with my host dad today which was so fun! He is so incredibly wise and is such an inspiration. What better way to share stories and testimonies than over amazing Chinese food in downtown San Jose? Then we got mcflurries from McDonald's to top it off! Such a wonderful day. 

     If not studying or in school, I am usually spending time with my host family which has been great! We play music and sing together, play Xbox, have bible studies, and just spend genuine time with one another. It's been a blast to say the least. Having 14 other siblings is quite fun and we get faced with many wild adventures! Everyday there is thunder and lightening storms. Since I am from Southern California, being in weather like this everyday is awesome!!! I love waking up and falling asleep to the soothing sound of rain. Yes, I know those of you in Cali are probably wondering what rain should check it out its pretty cool! ;) 

     This verse has really stuck out to me this week and I hope I can encourage you with it. 1 John 3:1 - "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!"

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