Hello, Everyone! Hope your week has been wonderful! Mine sure has! Here is my week in pictures!
<- Here is the view I have of Lake Minnetonka which is just a 10 minute walk from my host home. It's a lovely view to spend my quiet time (devotions).
Classes this week have been amazing! I've been taking a bunch of notes and learning so much. This next week we will be learning a lot about the OT.
This week I learned a lot about myself. I took a Personality profile which helped me identify things about myself and learn a lot about my fellow classmates. Taking this "test" will allow our class to understand each other in deeper ways and work better together. I also found out my love languages which was primarily gifts and I think quality time. Been interesting!
My class is already proving to be amazing. They are so supportive and encouraging.
Last weekend was a really fun weekend! On Saturday I got to go to a University of Minnesota Gopher's game with my host family! We had a lot of fun! It was my first professional football game outside of high school football! haha! I got some pretty great pictures! I loved though being able to see Minneapolis!
Then on Sunday after church we went to my host mom's family's farm with horses and I enjoyed watching my host sister's ride! Haha I had no desire to ride! I always forget how large horses are until I am standing beside them! hahaha
So this weekend was fun. Saturday was a relaxing day. I slept in, made two batches of banana bread, memorized Philippians 2:3-11 and then later made a yummy dinner for my host family. I also got to go to my host sister, Gabrielle's marching band concert. It was so cool! I have never been to one before. They played some awesome songs and it looked like so much fun! haha
We ended the night by hanging out around the campfire.
Today was my first internship at church. I was a greeter today. Held the front door open and shook lots of hands. Funny moment! I went to shake an older gentleman's hand and he came up to me and patted me on the head. I don't remember if he said anything but once he walked away I laughed so hard! I was greeting with fun older fellow named Jim. He has such a contagious smile and laugh. We laughed so hard for like 10 minutes, stifling it only to greet. It was a good time.
After church, I had an intern meeting. Got home a little after 2 and pretty much went straight outside and sat on the back porch and read 4 chapters of our current book project, "Celebration of
Discipline." Learning so much about the various spiritual disciplines (praying, reading the word, fasting, solitude, and many more!)
(Can you find me? :) haha)This last Friday ( I know, I'm skipping around dates, sorry!) my Kairos class completed our first 5K of the year. We will do a second in the Spring and hopefully each of us will have marked improvement. I am loving each one of these amazing people and am so thankful that God has put me here to do life with all of them! The staff is incredible as well!
As always, continue to keep me in your prayers! I am down to only $1,430 left to raise! Praise Jesus!!!
If you'd like to donate anything, here is a link :
I am also needing help towards gas money for my carpool every month . If this is something you feel as if you could help with, anything is greatly appreciated! Though it is looking like $20 every 10 days. So around three times a month (unless there are vacations such as will be in Nov, Dec, and Jan.)
My address is :
c/o Melissa Tripps
425 Walker Ave. N,
Wayzata, MN 55391
Thank you all for your prayers and support! I would not be here today without you and Jesus :)
It's only been two weeks and I've already been blessed beyond measure by my class and host home.
This is going to be a truly amazing year!