Phew! The summer has been in full swing here and we are kicking off week #5!! I have been so very busy the past month that it seems like I have barely enough time to breath! We've had an amazing summer so far and many of our ranchers and volunteers have accepted Christ!!!
There are so many things that God has been teaching me and I honestly don't know where to start. Between all the learning adventures, trials, and extremely fun times I have grown so much. This past week God has been teaching me just to rest in Him and let Him handle it all. I had a couple volunteers that really really pushed me to the point where everyday was a battle to keep cool and love them. Unfortunately I was more like a drill sergeant rather than a loving leader. The biggest question was "How do I show mercy when they blatantly and continually break the rules and pull stupid stunts?" By Thursday I was completely worn thin and that night during a Message from the Mount God showed me through the horse that I wasn't trusting and resting in Him. The next day He filled me with a joy and strength to go on. I was able to talk to one of the hardest of our girls that night and it was such a cool thing to see where her heart was. This week God has been filling me and I want to pour myself into them and love them. It is so incredible to see God's hand working even when I"m so tired I could fall asleep while working.
Stay Strong in the Lord for in our weakness HE is made Strong!!! I wish i could tell all that is going on but it would take a book to write it all :) Keep up the prayers!