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Ten days have flown by. I have spent most of the last 10 days in Indiana visiting my Mom’s family. My grandmother had knee replacement surgery the same day I returned, so Mom and I spent a week with her while she recovered. The surgery went well and she is doing great with her PT. While I was in Indiana, I was able to spend time with my two lovely cousins Rachel and Rebekah. Rachel left for China on the 22nd, and she will be their for the next 6 weeks. She will be teaching English to adults. Please keep her in your prayers over the next 6 weeks.

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Being home has reminded me just how slow of a processor I am. Many people have asked me “are you experiencing culture-shock?” “how has your transition been?” and other such questions. I know many missionaries struggle with reentry, but so far I’ve had a smooth transition. Based on passed experience, I know I will process everything in my own time and in my own way. Right now I am simply enjoying this time of much needed rest.

Even from the other side of the world, work still calls my name. This week I have focused on getting final grade cards sent out and a school wish list made. I also still have to order curriculum and make a personal wish list for my return. If you would like to help me with the school wish list you can go to this site.  All of the books on this site are needed for our upcoming school year.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/8O9V9Z2VZ2MS/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

 

I will also be focusing on fundraising while I am home. Because of God’s faithfulness and your generosity, I only need $3,000 to return to the field in August. If you desire to give towards my second term in Kenya, you can make a donation at this website  https://www.wgm.org/volunteer/gracewilliams

Thank you to everyone who has supported me through donations and through prayer. I look forward to updating you throughout the summer.

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Author: grace4kenya

I am a twenty-three-year-old woman who has recently decided to move to Kenya. Yes, as in Kenya Africa. I graduated from college one year ago, and what a year it has been. When I graduated from college I had a plan. I was going to finish student teaching in the fall, and after that I was going to move to North Dakota. I prayed about this plan. I had no doubt that this was what God wanted me to do. As it says in Proverbs 16:9, I decided on a plan, but God determined my steps. God removed all possibility for my plan to continue in October of 2016. I had no choice, but to allow God to guide me. I live one day at a time at first. During this time, God was graciously loving me. I was angry at him. I felt cheated. I felt lost. I felt discouraged. I felt like God had led me down a dead-end road. But God, in all of His goodness, made a path through the wilderness. Each step that I have made since October has led me to Kenya. I will be teaching children of medical missionaries, and I will be volunteering in a Kenyan church. God has gifted me with the skills needed to teach, and he has given me a passion for educating children. I will be using this blog to document my journey. The before, during and after of the journey. I have a fundraising profile link in the link section. I am relying on the generosity of other to make this journey happen. If you feel led to sponsor my trip, follow the link and it will take you to my World Gospel Mission account. I also covet the prayers of all. Prayer is never fruitless, but as I continue I will be posting specific ways people can pray for me. I look forward to bringing you along the journey with me.

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