Thursday, August 20, 2015

Update: August 2015

¡Hola August! 

It's the most beautiful time of the year! Mostly cause it's my birthday month, woohoo! I'm very excited to share with all what God is doing in my life and in the ministry. Let's begin by saying that although I'm 29... definitely feeling like I'm 21, but with a lot of wisdom and experience.

The month started off perfect...Birthday celebration! A house full with all the people that I love and deeply appreciate their support and friendship during these last years here in Argentina.

I've made a little list of things I wanna do and experience before hitting the big 3-0. I still can't believe that most of the time the teens and adolescents I minister to.. keep thinking that I'm like 18 and 19! So, I'm not sure if I should take that as a compliment or as an ... well let's leave it as a compliment, haha! 

Sometimes I try to forget on purpose my age, not because I'm in denial; but because I really do want to live each day to the fullest. Some days its so easy to get overwhelmed by everything. 

When I look back at my 29 years of life, I'm amazed at how God has been so faithful. God's been faithful in physically protecting me from harm and danger. But God has also held my heart in His hands and close to his heart, taking care of each step that I take. Life as a single woman on the mission field isn't easy; but with God holding me up and keeping me centered.. well let's just wrap that up saying, Christ is my source of life, joy and strength!

And even though life has it's troubles.. I'm so blessed to look back and say, thank you Lord for your everlasting love.

Thank you for the pains, the aches.. physical, spiritual and emotional; cause they make me who I am today! 

I'm a work in progress... 
And I'm glad that God hasn't given up on me. 

August has been really great! It's included a lot of fun Skype conversations and a lot of dreaming for the ministry of Global Mission Mobilization. If you're wanting to know more about the upcoming projects and dreaming, feel free to email me! Lreza@samnaz.org 

There's a ton of exciting things to share, but I will share them very soon! Wanted to remind you all that next year I will be in the USA during July 1 - September 30, 2016 for Home Assignment. So maybe we can celebrate my birthday with delicious butter pecan ice cream? Let me know! 

Thank you to everyone that called, texted, and messaged me! 
I felt so loved by each and everyone of you; and don't for get to watch the birthday video! 

Again, let's say in touch!

Grace + Peace, 
Lili Reza