One of the hardest parts of my ministry here is that eventually those people all go home. Over the past 10 months, I’ve had the blessing of hosting 3 teams, 2 interns, 3 couples, and a pair of women. God has blessed me with each one. For the past 7.5 months, between having Kaitlyn around and then my parents, I have had someone in the house with me to keep me company and partner in the ministry. But as of yesterday, that all changed.
After spending almost a month with my parents, I took them to the airport and said, “See you soon.” It was hard to come back alone, eating lunch alone, sitting around in the evening alone. It’s not easy. I used to think I was a very introverted person. I loved being alone, or so I thought. Maybe I just didn’t mind it. But now I’ve learned that, while I am strengthened in alone time, I feed off of being around people.
All in all, I’m doing well, but it’s only been just over 24 hours. So I guess only time will tell. It’s a huge adjustment, but I feel the Lord’s presence. It’s a new season of my life here. I like seeing it as a season. A season only lasts for a time. Being the only muzungu around now will come with its challenges, but I’m trying to stay positive. I’ve seen the Lord work in amazing ways these past 10 months, and I have a feeling He’s only just begun.