Something New

This post has been on my “To Do List” for over 2 months now. This past summer was one for the books: a mission trip to Peru (more on this trip below), BJ and I were Super Summer Team Leaders, and I can officially call myself a teacher. 🙂

Yep, I am the 6th & 8th grade math teacher at De Leon ISD and I am excited for the school year to begin. I had prayed that God would place me in a school perfect for me, where I could serve Him and be myself. It sounds funny but when I heard about the opening at DISD, I immediately knew it was where I would be teaching. I experienced such an overwhelming peace and the Lord let me know I would soon be teaching in De Leon. I applied for the job, went on a mission trip to Peru, and when I returned, I had an interview with DISD.

Due to the new changes in my life, I have decided to put my photography business on hold temporarily. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure I will have a few sessions here and there. But, for the most part, I will be drastically slowing my number of sessions. With a new responsibility of teaching, I believe my time should be spent preparing for my students and giving them the best I have to offer.

Want to see my classroom? Not 100% finished but almost there. 🙂

More on Peru—–

On May 28th, I traveled to Peru for a women’s mission trip. I can’t begin to express the excitement I felt about my first ever, out of the country, mission trip. 17 beautiful women from my church traveled to Peru to work with women and children living in Pamplona Alta. I remember feeling anxious and excited all at the same time.

When we arrived on our first day in Pamplona, we met the leaders of the community, all women. We were welcomed with THE best hugs and sweet kisses from all the women and children. I have never experienced such a warm/inviting/loving atmosphere. The people were so grateful.

It is hard for me to put this experience into words but the one thing that keeps coming to mind is Love. God’s love demonstrated through our women’s group to Section 6 of Pamplona Alta. The love the people showed us in return. I find myself frequently thinking about them.

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I think pictures capture our time in Peru in a way words can’t describe (you’d think I like pictures or something ;)).

None of these are edited and were taken with a small digital camera.

The leaders of the community and one of our translators, Julie (green shirt).

A view of Pamplona Alta.

 

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