Every so often I impress myself.
...This is not one of those times.
Long story short, I am not going to Honduras. I'm going to Italy! Why? Well, that is where the longer story comes in. Please, allow me to expound. Well, really I was going to expound anyway, with or without your permission. :D
I took a long time to get the hints that Jehovah was dropping. I'm a tad thick sometimes. "A little birdie told me" never worked on me. More like...Hitchcock's birds had to swarm me to get through to me. *shrug* But finally, like a drill with a diamond tip, Jehovah got through my thick skull what he was trying to get me to understand for a few months now: "Honduras is great, but I want you to go somewhere else for now."
When I first started considering going to Africa, I had everything I needed within a week, and everything fell perfectly into place. Very few hiccups, very few complications. Honduras has not done that yet. Lots of complications, and lots of hiccups. In fact, I actually have no information as to where i would go, how to get there, how much it would cost, so on and so forth.
While I was following my goal of going to Honduras, I heard from my old Bethel buddy some of the amazing experiences he had in the English field while in Bologna, Italy. He told of a large need for English speaking brothers, and about how busy he was in the field and in congregational activities. Then he asked me to go. So I thought about it, I prayed about it, slept on it, prayed about it, ate, prayed again, ate again, slept again, and then I said: "LET'S DO THIS!"
So there you have it. I'm going to serve in Bologna, Italy for about three months. When? I don't really know, but I'm aiming for December. (Further away than I hoped, yeah, but *shrug*)
While I wanted to go to Honduras, it seems that Jehovah is honestly blessing Italy MORE. That causes positive aspects to *pop* into my head, like:
- English Field (Don't have to learn a new language, this allowing me to help more)
- Going with an old Friend (So I won't feel quite so alone)
- It's ITALY (Nuff said)
- I probably won't have to eat a bug (Certainly a +)
- I hear they have really good food (Nuff said)
- It's ITALY (Didn't I say that?)
Questions? Comments? You know the drill. :]
Ps. Did you miss me?! Yup, I'm still around, and you won't be able to get rid of me THAT easily! *does an evil dance*