*Taken outside our home in Liberia.
It was 5 years ago today.
that I sat on a porch staring through criss-crossed wires, with barbed wire on top, looking at the ocean.
that I heard the waves crashing back and forth singing their sweet song to Jesus.
and I can still feel the sand on my skin and the humidity take over my body as I was on the West African coast.
and I can still remember the sunset, the beautiful orange glow, and picture the few clouds in the perfect blue sky.
and I can still hear the West African English words playing a melody in the background - it was a completely different language then the English I was used to.
*Taken when we went out to the bush..... best and worst night ever.
It was 5 years ago today that I sat there and wondered.
wondered what the missionary family had known that I had yet to discover.
wondered how my new best friend had a love so deep and so pure for something that I couldn't see.
wondered why I couldn't feel it yet and if I ever would.
wondered if I should give up on believing.
wondered if God really existed or if I should just walk away from the little faith I had.
*With small Tammy - love her spunk!
It was 5 years ago today that I prayed.
prayed and thanked Him for bringing me to that place.... where I knew I truly meet HIM.
prayed that I would never again doubt.
prayed for the Lord to restore my faith and make it bigger then anything I could ever dream up.
prayed that the Lord would use me.
prayed that I would live for Him daily.
*Traveling from the bush to Monrovia
Since that prayer 5 years ago.....
I have tried to live for Him.
I have not grown tired of thanking Him for the life and faith He has given.
I have grown in faith, love, and hope.
I have failed countless times.
I have asked to be forgiven.
*With Ali, our favorite little guy to see on our daily walks.
In the next 5 years......
I hope to continue to rely on His strength.
I hope to grow in His word.
I hope to show the World, especially those around me, that He can be seen.
I hope to follow His will.
I hope to love like Jesus.
*Last day prayer with Grandma.
Happy Anniversary Lord Jesus. Thank you for the faith you have freely given me, I am blessed. Please continue to guide me in all my ways. I know I will fail, I already have today countless times, but I know you will grow me and forgive me. Guide me and show me your ways and help me to follow.
I love you Lord. Happy Anniversary!