Sunday, September 18, 2011

So the first thing I noticed when I came to write this post is that everything is in English again! Before when I was in Moldova all the tabs and links and stuff would be in Romanian and I did my best to guess which button I needed, but now they're in English again and it's exciting!
So I have been home for about 3 1/2 weeks now, almost a whole month. That's really not a whole lot of time, but sure does feel like it has been longer.
The last weeks since returning back to America have been full of adjustment. Adjusting to the time difference. Adjusting to living back at home with my parents. Adjusting to the culture. Adjusting and trying to get a routine and schedule going. Adjusting to being able to understand everything everyone is saying again. Needless to say that there has been a lot of adjustments and I'm still facing many of them.
I was gone so long and was living my life in Moldova and everyone here were also living their lives, and you know a lot can change in 15 months. I was kinda caught off guard on how much different things felt. For a place that I was born and raised in and lived my whole life before moving to Moldova I thought it would a natural thing to come home and feel at home. But this time coming home, I felt like the stranger like the one moving to a foreign land. Wait I thought I already did that I just got back from a foreign land! It was an odd feeling to have.
BUT even through the hard and overwhelming adjustments, and missing my Moldovan family so much the Lord has continued to stretch me and teach me and bless me.
He just never gives up! It doesn't matter that I left Moldova and am not on the mission field there anymore, I'm on the mission field ALWAYS! He will use me just as much and even more here if I am obedient to Him. I know the Lord has so much in store for me while I am home and beyond that and I truly believe He used Moldova to help prepare me for what He has for me next. I am NOTHING without Him no matter what country I am in.
Since coming home I have picked up some of my old babysitting jobs, and have been getting involved at my church here in Midland. I have been keeping in touch with some of my Moldovans, and they seem to be doing well, busy with the new year at seminary.
A very awesome thing happened a couple weekends ago. Hellen ,who if you have been keeping up with my blog was a huge impact in my life and will forever be a sister to me, was baptized! As well as two boys Vanya and Sasha who were in Tanya and I's English/Bible class. It was so cool to see the pictures of them taking the next step in their faith. I'm so excited for them and can't wait to see what God will do with them next!
Well I promised a post after I got home so this is all I could come up with.
Blessings to everyone and thank you to everyone who was praying for my coming home!

1 comment:

  1. Bethany! That's so exciting about Hellen and Vanya and Sasha! What an awesome thing to see after your return to the States.

    As you continue to adjust to life back in Midland, know that you're being prayed for. Hoping we'll get to see each other sometime very soon! Love you!