Monday, January 31, 2011

Another Step of Faith Forward...Stepping into School

Uniforms are washed, altered, hemmed, and ironed. Lunchboxes are ready to be filled with PB&J sandwiches tomorrow morning. Showers are being taken. Bedtimes just got earlier! It is time for the next step of faith for our family--sending our kids to a local, Christian, Spanish-speaking school. As a mom, this step of faith feels WAY harder than actually moving to a foreign country. However, as I have been reminding the kids--God loves them deeply, He will be with them at school, He knows Spanish, and He has good plans for each of them (I've needed the reminders as much, if not more, than they have!). This step of faith won't be easy for any of us. Yet, for God-bent growth, pain is often required and in that pain comes the shaping of our character. Although, I am not sure who is being shaped more right or them!

Romans 5:3-5
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

Keep stalking our blog to see photos of the first day of school and hear the "wows" and "woes" of their first week of school in Nicaragua!