This has been the perfect birthday week. Rhonda's niece Bethany and her husband Matt, who is a pastor, and kids were visiting from the States, and he preached Sunday afternoon and Wednesday night at Church, so I was blessed by TWO English sermons! We had a short week at school, too. 9th grade had the day off on Monday and school was out Thursday and Friday. Matt and Bethany did a purity conference on Monday for the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, and talked about their value in the Lord.
Thursday, Matt and Pastor Pablo did a spiritual life conference for the 9th and 10th graders about making disciples and being a disciple. They had some good points that challenged even me, and encouraged the kids to find someone older to disciple them, and someone younger who they could disciple. I pray they take all this information to heart!
Friday morning, Bethany, Jenna, and I took a bus out to Tela to spend our long weekend at the beach. It was a little cloudy and chilly, so we went for a walk, did some reading, and met some interesting people.
Saturday was sunny and perfect. We read on the beach, played in the ocean, went walking all over, and even danced with some Garifunas who were playing the drums outside our hotel.
I was blessed beyond measure with an incredible birthday and awesome people to spend it with, and I can't wait to see what year 23 holds for me!