God’s Surprises – Part 6
The transition has been difficult. I didn’t want to leave El Salvador.
I had a hard heart with people before I left. But I was running away from what God calls me to do, which is to love people. When I got back I had a hard time, people I shared with about El Salvador didn’t really understand the impact God had on me during the trip. I started to doubt and question: “did that really happen? did God really soften my heat?”
Living in the Mystery of Relationships
I would ponder on these questions for weeks. But I know the truth that God changed me and the same God in El Salvador is here in the states too! After a week, I did what I could never do… be honest and straight forward with people. I started to sit people down and let them know what was going on. I realized that all my life I wanted to manage my relationships. Managing relationships limit the fullness of living life with people. Ever since El Salvador, I’ve learned to live in the mystery of relationships and it has been the best few months ever. Living in the mystery makes me trust and rely on God. I’ve learned to love people where they are at and love the people who are around me.
The boldness that I prayed for is exactly what God gave me. I’ve been able to trust God in relationships. I’ve been able to be bold and talk to people about hard stuff. The Lord is continuing to make me more bold every day and there are so many opportunities for me to tell people about Jesus.
Serving at my Church
Since El Salvador, I’ve had the privilege to serve with our Children’s Ministry at my church. I teach them about Jesus and love it so much! My favorite part is that I get to see them once a week and build relationships with them.
Finally finding my true identity
I am still seeing my mentor, Scott. After a month of meeting since the trip Scott told me “Savut, this is the first time I really see who you are and I love it!” For 22 years, I’ve been searching for who I am. This trip is a huge part of helping me find my identity in Christ.
So thank you so so much for donating and supporting me in my amazing life changing experience in El Salvador. I hope you understand the impact you had on my life. What you do with the Bruce Gilley Memorial Foundation changes lives. Bruce is so proud right now. He’s a missionary and has impacted thousands of people with the Gospel all over the world!
Read More: About Savut’s Trip
>Back in the States… Now what? – Part 6