It's been awhile, and I apologize for that! Now, on to the update!
Recently, I was awarded the Julia Chester Emery United Thank Offering/Young Adult Service Corps internship for 2016/2017. This is an incredible honor, and I am so very excited to see where this leads! Starting in September, I will be living and working in Bismarck, North Dakota for one year working with the Diocese of North Dakota in several different aspects. The link to the site is here.
This means that I will be leaving Brazil at the end of July. While I am so happy for this new adventure, leaving my life in Brazil will be a challenge unlike any other I’ve faced. As of now, I’m just living the excitement of the new position and not thinking about leaving yet. I’m just enjoying every day that I have left in Brazil with all of my “family” and friends here. I will think about the “goodbyes” at a later time. Really, how am I going to say goodbye to these precious ones in this picture??
Recently, I, along with several other YASCers and long term missionaries from Latin America, were able to attend the Global Episcopal Mission Network in Ponce, Puerto Rico. This was an incredible time of getting to meet fellow YASCers, missionaries, and people throughout the Episcopal Church while sharing our ideas and experiences of mission. Getting to discuss the very concept of mission and what this means to all of us was a meaningful time for me.
|Ponce, Puerto Rico|
|The YASCers and Episcopal Volunteer Missionaries |
from Latin America with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
|All of the missionaries in Brazil with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.|