war_248Last week was our time off from school when I was in the Dominican Republic. It was a wonderful change of pace, and I got to spend a lot of time with the friends I met there two years ago. Praise God for smooth travel days and safety while I was there. The team from MMI worked in a small rural hospital doing surgeries: fixing hernias, removing lipomas and doing hysterectomies. I helped in pre and post-op. They were short on nurses, so they taught me to how to take vitals and take out IV´s. I loved being in the hospital and listening to doctors and nurses discussing patient care. This trip motivated me to continue studying for the MCATs again in the spring and made me excited for what God might have for my future. After last week, I understand better 1 Thess 5:16-18 "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." I enjoy the community I have in Colombia and thank God for the opportunity to teach. However, I am also excited to pursue a career in medicine in a couple years. In other words, I am happy where I am and where I am going.

Back in Colombia we have started our second quarter. I have the biology kids growing plants at home, and the physics students are designing balloon rockets. My senior class is doing physics this quarter, so we´re beginning with a unit reviewing forces. This weekend we have parent-teacher conferences, so I´d appreciate prayers for wisdom in dealing with parents. I´d also appreciate prayer as I´m trying to find a small group to attend at my church so that I can meet Colombians my age. I also continue to praise God for the community and support He has given me, both here in Colombia and at home. I always enjoy emails and skype chats with family and friends at home :)

Have a great week. God is good and answers our prayers.