So I have been meeting with a ton of different groups but the sad thing is that almost all of them say to just help another NGO and that there is no use in starting something. Most want me to be a doctor and just help them :) It's been the same story of everytime I have come to Cambodia to do research for the last 2 years :)
The first time I think it influenced my decision to say no to God and just tell Him I couldn't do what He was asking. Last time, although it was discouraging, I said yes and started the process to come. But I have to say, after a month of being here and hearing that all the time, yesterday coming home I was just saying, "God why is it that in everything I do, I feel like a rebel." Of course I was going to go through with everything, but... :)
BUT God is sooo good. So I met with a group today and it was amazingly good! Oh my goodness. I got to meet with the director and she said everything I was thinking was exactly what is needed and that no one else is doing it! How awesome is God! I really just love how He works and takes care of everything! hehe! I just love how God knows exactly what I need. I was getting to the point where I didnt' want to meet any more groups (of course I was still emailing new organizations and doing what I know I should be doing. Everyone may have different ideas about what I should be doing, but at least they are nice people and it's a blessing to know them all).
So after that I got to go shopping for things for the house. I didn't have any money, but I went to see what it would cost me! I was so pleasantly surprised that things are going to be much cheaper than I thought! Always go to the market instead of the fancy stores :)
Actually this whole day was wonderful. so I'll start at the beginning
I woke up and had breakfast with the girls. Catherine has started eating breakfast as of yesterday and I'm so happy :) I made it to class early. I am always a little nervous in class these days cause I haven't had a chance to study as much as I want to, but it all worked out! The day before I had been talking to a new student and offered to help her with English. Today she was waiting for me after class and so I'm going to be teaching english :) Michael just happened to be in the neighborhood and we were able to buy her a book as well! :) I love how God works! She is a Korean missionary who wants to open a school in 8 months and needs to learn english :)
After meeting the group today I met with Kimmy. She has been trying to contact me for over a week. I didn't know where we were going but we ended up on a river cruise! As soon as I sat down, AHH! I didn't realize how much I needed a break from everything until I was sitting there on the cruise. It was wonderful! Way too short, but some great pics and it was fun! Then off to may favorite vegetarian restaurant and then came home. :)
So I am moving soon. I am going to be sad to leave the house. I really love the family, they are the best, but it means that everything can start now!!! I am so excited about starting outreach!
Please pray for me!!! God is sooo good!
Tomorrow is the clinic and I'm doing cpr training in english class tomorrow so it should be fun! No school tomorrow so I can skype meet people I need too. hehe! never enough time to do everything I need to do everyday! :)
thanks for all your prayers!
ok, and I just had to add, I am still in awe at how well I ride a bike. I can now turn my head and watch for oncoming traffic, cross over to the otherside, move freely with traffic and actually today I moved to the front of the line :) Thank you everyone for all your prayers that keep me on my bicyle! I am feeling so confident that I might actually get a motorcyle/scooter :)