In just over three months, I am moving to Palestine to volunteer with a local school.
This is a big change. I have lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas for almost five years now, and it is crazy to think I am leaving this area. It is even more unimaginable to think that I will being leaving the people here.
When I moved here to go to the university, I never would have imagined that I would love it so much.
I graduated last May, and for the past year, I have been interning with a campus ministry (Christ on Campus and lovingly called the Rockhouse) at the University of Arkansas. It is a lot of fun, but man, is it challenging.
Spring Break to New Orleans, about a third of our group (I'm in the middle, back, in white)
The semester is now really starting to wind down, and I am focusing more and more on the plans that God has for me in Palestine.
I love this photograph. I think it is beautiful and touching.
I'm off to the little town of Bethlehem, a small town surrounded by a big wall.
Inside this wall is a christian school, Jerusalem School-Bethlehem; a place of hope, good news and quality education. And I get the opportunity to teach 5th grade, experience Palestine, and love people in the little town of Bethlehem.