I am back from Discover NMSI. It was awesome, challenging, tiring, stretching, fun, filling and emotionally draining all at the same time.
I wasn't really sure what to expect but it was great.
We not only learned more about NMSI and their values but we had the opportunity to really get to know the people we were with and ourselves as well.
We were challenged to be real, to be vulnerable, to be open, and to be honest. It was hard to do, especially since I had only known everyone for 24 hours. With that said, I think the next 8 weeks is really going to deepen my relationships with everyone here even deeper than relationships with people I have known for a long time back home. It is both exciting and a little scary to open myself up that way but I know that my new brothers and sisters in Christ are totally trustworthy and caring so it should be an awesome time.
I do not know really what is coming next. Its weird not to know what is happening tomorrow but it is also great preparation for me because i am usually quite the planner. All I know is that COAT starts tomorrow at 8 in the conference room. That's it.
Thank you to all of you that have been praying for me and this transition. I can feel your prayers here with me! God is doing great things! I am all unpacked and ready to hit the road running. COAT here I come!