I have lived in South Africa for a little over a year now. Every step of this year has been growth and challenges all in one, all of it being such an experience. I’ve come to the conclusion that with every journey you go on you will always gain so many things overall; both good and bad. Over the last two months God’s been showing me different things that I’ve learned from my journey this year. Each one of the different things have been showing me that something new is bound to come.This something new has been unexpected and all of which I never thought would cross my path.
God has giving me a new journey to walk down and everything that I thought was planned out has changed. Originally as all of you know I was coming home for the holidays (November—December) to furlough and fundraise. I still will be returning home but I will be returning home with a new plan and a new journey.
Through all my growth and challenges from this year God has been revealing so much to my heart. In my life I’ve always been here in South Africa and never pictured myself being anywhere else. South Africa has been a part of my heartbeat and always will be my heartbeat. However in my heartbeat for the people of South Africa I want more equipping for what I feel called to do.
Over the last two months God has been showing me that I have a new set of skills in being able to study, learn and having a new heart for schooling. In all of this happening God revealed to me to start looking at schools. After looking, praying and searching God showed me that I should go to school to become a social worker.
When I return home in November I will be applying for schools so that I can major in social working. My heartbeat is still South Africa and I feel that school will be a stepping stone for me in my journey. I will start out at a local community college and then transfer to a university.
I’ve never once said that I want to go to school, I’ve always just wanted to be in South Africa. God putting on my heart that I will be going to school has been completely out of my comfort zone. However, I have had such a peace and trust that this is what my next step should be.
Right now I need encouragement, prayer and just wisdom in every step that I’m going to take. This is HUGE, different, exciting but yet scary all in one.
I’m excited to be sharing such big news with all of you and I just know that greater things are yet to come..
What’s been going on in your life lately?
PEACE AND LOVE: JACE
PS: I will be flying out to come home on the 7th of November so i look forward to seeing each of you and hearing about how everybody’s year went.