Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Long days. Full heart.

Oh my friends, Slovenia has been somethin' awesome. 
Wait, time out for a sec. 
I just realized that all of a sudden, a couple of days ago, I think I just started writing about how I was magically here and never really told you why. My bad. First off, we actually got here by plane, not magic. Sorry to burst your bubble with that one. Secondly, we are here with a group of people from our church to come alongside our sweet friend Melissa and her team who work with Cru over here at the university in Ljubljana. For the past couple of days we have gone on campus and have gotten into some pretty amazing conversations about life and faith with Slovene college students. You guys, it's been incredible. My heart feels alive when I get to talk to people about where they are at with God and in life.  

Shout out to my DePaul women! Get ready for when I come back to campus! This trip has only gotten me more excited to go with you all to have more conversations with your peers. It's gonna be awesome.

Not only do we get the privilege of spending our days in sweet conversations, we also get to be a part of putting on a business leadership seminar for the university students. We are basing the seminars around the Strengths Finder test. Basically, each of us are giving a 5 minute presentation of how our strengths play into our successes at work. Then Melissa and another woman on the staff team have put together a workshop to help students find their strengths, apply the strengths to their careers, and put together a personal development plan. Friday will be a day we will meet up with students for consultations to help them go deeper and get more specific with their personal development plans, and also get to know them and hopefully get into some more good conversations. 

These have been long days, but the coffee is amazing and God is good. All of us have been so encouraged and challenged in the best of ways. Challenged to step out of our comfort zones with engaging in conversations about God with others and also as we take part in these seminars.

Will you pray for us as we enter into our last two days here? 

- Pray that students are emboldened by the seminar tomorrow and that a lot of them would sign up for consultations for Friday. 

- Pray that the seminar will flow smoothly. That the Lord would give us words to really connect with these students.

- Pray that students would come to know Jesus as their Savior. It's why we are here. It's what changed my life and every life of every person on this team that is here. We long for people to know the love that has forever made us new and whole and healed. 

Thank you, my friends. 

The seminar tomorrow will be held here. In the economics department. PK is like a kid on Christmas day. I, myself, just try to crack a joke or two and see if the smart kids laugh. 

My love and me. 
The bikes are way cuter here.

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