I've had a crazy busy last few weeks. I was in Ensenada for a week teaching their students outreach tools & then came back home to Tijuana to prepare for our next quarter in preschool (we are adding a toddler class & 6 new students will be joining us as well). Then no rest for the weary as I spent my weekend off teaching our students here their outreach tools.
Dramas, dramas, dramas. No big deal! I've spent most of my life teaching dramas, human videos, dances, songs. I've taught high school students, college students, friends, strangers, missionaries, churches, schools, etc. Again, no big deal.
But as one of our DTS (Discipleship Training School) students prayed over me just a few days ago, I am a part of their outreach; anything they do, anyone they talk to, anyone who hears the Word of The Lord & comes to Salvation.
I say this to my supporters all the time but I guess I never really believed it for myself because while I sit here a missionary teaching our preschoolers (which is amazing & so life-giving) I often feel that I'm not doing enough to reach the lost. I feel like a hypocrite. I'm doing something I absolutely LOVE in a beautiful country but I'm don't feel like I'm sacrificing anything or even really out of my comfort-zone.
I guess I still have some pre-conceived notions of what a "missionary" is supposed to be. Perhaps, it's more than that. Perhaps I feel like I'm not living up to the (imaginary) expectations that others have of my life as a missionary.
Don't get me wrong, I KNOW I'm impacting the lives of the base kids. I love walking into a room & as they all run by, they shout "Hi Miss Sheril". They continually melt my heart when they "read" our 16 sight words (at age 3/4) and they just get it!
Anyways, hopefully this little ramble makes sense & you can see my heart! :0)
So as a supporter of mine, you also have a part in the 45ish DTS students headed out to share the Gospel and invite people to Salvation through Jesus in Mexico, Honduras, and Uganda. They will be serving for the next 2 months. Some left today and have already seen people come to know The Lord as their Savior!
Please pray for them as they are gone.