April 11, 2017
All's Well That Ends Well
The past six months have been so busy for me! I've had some of the most difficult times in my life, but also some of the best times too!
In October was the beginning of the Transformation School (TS). This school is about Biblical worldview and about renewing your mind to see truth in any situation. For the next three months this school helped me rewire my mind and tackle all the lies that had been distorting my worldview. I learned how to analyze and test information before soaking it up like a sponge. Although this "restart" was terribly difficult, with all the prayers I was receiving, I managed to make it through!
There are two people I would really like to thank. First Emilia, my one on one. She let me take so much of her time, even on the weekends! Secondly, my mom. I almost gave up. This school was the hardest thing I have ever done, but she told me I'm not a quitter!
I have made so many friends on this school. Many of them I'd even call family. They were all so loving and kind and I'm so glad I got to laugh, cry, sing, eat, and celebrate with them.
Since the TS, I have joined a ministry called Appropriate Technology. This ministry works on innovating simple technologies using materials that can be easily found or bought in third world countries.
This filter uses good bacteria to consume harmful bacteria, and traps it in the sand. One of our models will even filter out arsenic.
These tanks use household scraps, along with human waste, to create natural gas that can be used for cooking, heating, and even generators. Gas is a big expense in third world countries, and to provide them with this would be a big financial help.
Black Soldier Flies
During my time on Appropriate tech I built a black soldier fly farm! Black soldier fly larvae compost food at incredible rates, and are also good for feeding fish like the ones in our aquaponics system. This project is still in testing stages.
When working with such interesting technologies, you can be promised a laugh every now and then. Trying our chili peppers, times when biogas tanks burst, or when someone thought we were a meth lab and called the cops on us. One time we were given a large spider that was found in our neighbors house. After an hour or so this spider suddenly died. I shook it around, but it remained dead until I dumped it out on the ground. In mid flight the spider revived itself and took off running! I think I almost cried...Thankfully we never saw it again!
I have had so much fun with my ministry, and I consider it a privilege that I got to work on such amazing God driven projects.
I do have an important update to share with everyone! I wanted to let you know that I am coming home! Not just a visit this time. God is telling me that it's time to step into a new season.
I have had SO much fun and have learned more than I could ever imagine while I have been here at YWAM Perth. It's an experience I would wish for anyone. Although it will be hard to leave, it will be so amazing to return back home.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me. Not only have I seen the world, but because of you I've been able to change it too. Bit by bit, heaven is coming to earth and I can't describe the joy I get from knowing I've been a part of that.
Thank you, God bless, and see you soon!
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