First of all, I had my final observation today, and it went really well! My second graders (mostly) behaved, I showed great improvement in my classroom management(thank goodness!), and now all I have to do is make it two more weeks and I'm certified to teach!
Secondly, I bought my plane ticket tonight. This was a big step of faith--I'm still waiting to see how the Lord will provide for everything. While this is a difficult place to be, on the other hand I rejoice that if and when I make it out to Zambia it will be all of the Lord's doing and by His hand and none of mine!
Thirdly, I am in the process of getting an account with CMML, the mission organization I am going out under. CMML is not a traditional sending board, but a service organization. Among other things they provide a central place that people can send money for missionaries to and then issue checks to the missionaries. This will be a great help to me and cut down on a lot of headaches!
Fourthly, I now have my lugage as well. These three 'suitcases' are going to hold my home in just about a month and a half:
I'm starting the sorting/trashing/packing process in my 'spare' time--its a little overwhelming! This is such a big change that I can't even process it, but I'm praying for wisdom and peace as I continue to walk in obedience with my call.
Thank you so much for all your prayers and encouraging words--they mean the world to me. May God bless you richly wherever you are, and have a wonderful fall!
Its amazing how one's perspective changes when this is the size that home is...