I was looking back over the past months, I have come a long way from the person I was when I arrived. I have learned about responsibility, being mature, living in a new place, following God with no other devoted Christians around, handling work, running on a schedule, avoiding temptation, the Finnish way of life, and many other things I cannot remember at the moment. I would compare the experience to when you first move out of your parent’s house for the first time, and you have to make your way in the world. I can say that I have learned things on this trip that I could not have learned at home. I have God to thank for this, he was the one who made it possible for me to be here. I didn’t have to be here in Finland. God could have had me stay in my hometown, but he didn’t, he set everything up so that I could go on this trip. It’s wonderful. I think this is a great example of how God loves us and works things out for our good. Just think, if he can send me to Finland, what could he not do for those who love him?
If you think of me while I am here in Finland, think of God, who, out of his love and power, allowed me to be here. He is more worthy of your attention than I.
Praise be to God.