That was pleasant.

Taken at the Chicago Art Institute

Today I met with a new learning partner! Her name is Elif and she is from Turkey, and I think she is my long-lost sister! We don't look much alike, but I am quite positive our souls are related. I will only be in Chicago for a few more weeks, and I am actually done meeting with most of my other learning partners. But I couldn't resist the opportunity to spend time with one more amazing person and practice English. We will meet several times this month, and I am really looking forward to it. It is so fantastic to meet new people and hear about their lives. My time with Elif today got me SOOOOO excited about becoming a pastor very soon! I can't wait to journey with people through their lives - the ups and downs and inbetweens.

On that pastor-related note, I have a few updates. Things with the congregation in Minnesota are progressing wonderfully. The congregation will vote at the end of the month and decide whether to call me as their Associate Pastor. If everything goes well, I will start the first week of August. I am thankful, thankful, thankful. It is a terrific opportunity, and I am prayerful and hopeful that everything will work out. In the meantime, I will be packing, packing, and then packing. And I will make a trip or two back to Iowa. This summer is really flying by.

I hope that you are having a magnificent Wednesday! Did you meet a new person today? Have a fantastic conversation? Watch a silly television show? I hope that whatever you are doing, you are soaking in every second of it!

1 comment:

  1. So good to know you are doing better (no poisoning - that's bad). I'm excited to hear about your call! How are you doing?? Miss talking to you!