I worshiped with Mara's church this past Sunday. I had a blissful time as I was continually reminded, despite my doubts, that I do have a place to belong. Whether in Russia, or American, I will always belong to God's family and even if His people don't accept me, He will. Thankfully, I was greeted and welcomed into loving arms and warm smiles. I made some new friends and I definitely will be back.
I have three more weeks of school and I'm pressing on. My Production for my Production class went well. Mom was quite impressed with me and she said she had enjoyed it. We forgot a few words and a few notes but it was alright. It still went well and the audience was entertained. My dance is this upcoming Saturday and Sunday. This Thursday is my dress rehearsal and Friday I have the talent show/spaghetti supper. We are headed down to south GA Sunday, so I will be bringing my school work with me. We'll come back up Wednesday. Thankfully I'll be here for my group.
Speaking of my group, let me just brag a little bit. Brittany is growing in the Lord. I have seen it even for the few days that I've known her. In fact, she made the difficult decision to save kissing for marriage. I am so proud of her and I am praying for her. You can, too, if you want to pray for someone. She is already being ridiculed and mocked. Pray that she will stand strong. Pray that I will know how to encourage her.
In conclusion, my life is picking back up. I am feeling less and less lonely. I do so ever need to keep busy. It seems my moods are better. I also need to get exercising again. I quit sometimes before spring break and haven't started back. It's taking a bit of a toll on the hips and tummy area. Need to cut back on sweets and press on with exercise. But anywho...
All in all, God is gracious. I have always known that, but I am prone to forget. He has reminded me of that and that He will always love me, no matter what.