The facility where I am staying is very nice. I have three roommates, all from different countries than myself--Canada, Japan, and Uganda. My Japanese roommate's family is doing fine and was not hit during their terrible earthquake. I am greatly enjoying all the groups I have been put in. I am on the cooking team, yay! And I have a great small group and one-on-one leader. We just finished our first week of lectures and the speaker's name was Bruce Clewett. We will have a different speaker each week. I really loved Bruce and what he had to share with us. He is a YWAM leader in Austria, originally from the USA. He spoke about surrender, and some great foundations. The foundations were: 1.God is who He says He is. 2. God can do what He says He can do. 3. I am who God says I am. and 4. I can do what God says I can do. Just sharing a wee bit of our lesson for you!
I've learned lots of new idioms here--trousers for pants, pants means underpants, everything small is a wee bit, cheers for thanks, queue for standing in a line, half seven meaning seven thirty, etc.
God is definitely helping me see how surrender and trusting Him don't have to be sorrowful or a negative experience. I am struggling with some fears still regarding being here and would appreciate prayer.
I love you all.
The park in Rostrevor that leads to a mountain and hiking trails.
The Cloughmore Stone on top of the mountain "Slieve Martin".
The church in Downpatrick where our pilgrimage ended.
A view from the top of Slieve Martin.
Cooking duty. Holly, a staff member on the left, and Michelle, my Canadian roommate.