Wednesday, October 5, 2011
"Adventure" being an understatement...coming to an unexpected hault
It has truly been phenomenal working together along with the friends here. Rimini english congregation may be small, but certainly are a strong "army" and have zealous spirit for the ministry! This past month I really had the opportunity to get to know each of them, and honestly feel as if I've known them forever. I will dearly miss them. It is evident how Jehovah is richly blessing the congregation and helping it grow! So many laughs, memories, adventures, tears shared.....I highly recommend for all that have the opportunity to experience serving abroad to do it. This trip has helped me in many ways grow spiritually,emotionally,mentally...pretty much all of the above. Not only has it shown me what qualities I may need to work on, but also how to become adaptable in any type of circumstance that may come my way. Most of all, it has made even more of an impact to me what a beautiful brotherhood we have. I feel as if rimini english is my second family, since that is how they have all treated me. Nowhere else in the world will you be able to have a strong bond and establish a true friendship with people across the other side of the world if it wasn't for this organization.
I cannot EVER thank Jah enough for allowing me to have this experience, along with the rest of you that gave me the support I needed to go through with it. I know this won't be my final trip here, it actually has helped me set even more goals and have a new perspective and outlook on what's to come in the near future. With a new cut, new italian wardrobe, new friendships, new unforgettable memories, this trip has definitely been life changing for me and a perfect end to my summer this year and perfect start for me to get working on all the upcoming goals I have! I hope you all have enjoyed reading my blogs...and there will be more to come with any other trips I do...This was just a start! I'm really looking forward to what Jehovah has in store for me in the near future :)
Being that it will be my last night here...I leave you all now to enjoy wine, more gelato, and piadina. Its definitely bittersweet having to leave...but I know I WILL come back!
P.S. Italy- I will see your beauty once again very soon. Ciao bella Italia!!!!