So here I am in Joplin, Missouri going to a Christian school, meeting new friends, and learning so much about God’s Word and what tragedy is going on in the world. I’ve been looking forward to this for so long. I’ve gained support and prayer. I’ve prepared myself (as much as I could have). I’ve […]Read more "Venting: it’s a love/hate experience"
I’ve been working for about a month and a half. I work at my school, Ozark Christian College. I clean one of the dorms on campus Monday through Friday for 3 hours/day. I vacuum the hallways and the lobby, mop the laundry room and stairwells, take out the trash in all 3 bathrooms and the […]Read more "Melissa got a job!"
This past weekend I was able to visit my family in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. It’s only about an hour and a half drive from Joplin! I was super happy to spend the day with Shannon, Brock, and Ronan. We went to the Gentry Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari and I had the best time! The animals […]Read more "Gentry WILD Wilderness Drive-Through Adventure"
After a very long and interesting road trip, we have finally arrived in Joplin, Missouri! Neil and I took this 1500+ mile trip in three days. We went from Los Angeles to Flagstaff, Flagstaff to Amarillo, and Amarillo to Joplin. The drive was fine the entire way. It was very smooth and we didn’t run […]Read more "Well, we’re here! (lots of pictures)"
Today is Monday, January 2nd. I leave for Joplin, Missouri on Sunday, January 8th. There is so much stuff I still want to do while I’m here for the next six days. I want to see all of my friends. Spend time with my family. Eat the incomparable California food that I will be missing […]Read more "Six days left."
Today was my last day at work. It was bittersweet for me. Bitter because I will miss the students and teachers I work with, but sweet because I am so excited about this adventure God has called me on. I wanted to do something nice for the kids at Rio Norte in the AVID class […]Read more "Delicious Oreo Truffles. Everyone will love them!"
Here is a electronic copy of my support letter. I look forward to writing about my many experiences so that you will feel like you are right there with me along my journey! December 4th, 2011 Dearest Family and Friends, Almost one year ago, I felt God changing my heart and my direction in choosing […]Read more "My very first support letter!"