Yet in reality that was blessing- because it forced me out of my comfort zone and pushed me to find the friends I have now which I am so thankful for.
I now find myself hanging out with people that are different than me- and different from my friends in the states- and I appreciate that more than I could ever say. I am so thankful that God has put them in my life.
It's kind of fun how God has given me different groups of friends. It was the same thing in the states, I would have friends from my church, friends from my school, friends from my volleyball team, and friends from the different places I have lived. So, let me introduce you to some of my amazing, beautiful, unique friends who have taught me so much more than I could have ever imagined.
My ministry friends...
I have a lot of ministry friends, Rosa and Yessica for example. The friends I visit and pray with. Oh how I adore them.
I play in a men's soccer league with my brother. All the boys on the team live in our area. Within the team, there are a couple of boy who come to our house a lot. If you were to come to my house on any given day, there's a pretty good chance you would see some of them. These boys have started going to church with us and joining us for group devotions.
My youth group...
I absolutely love my youth group, full of missionary kids and Guatemalans. I seriously don't know what I would do without them.
Inside my youth group, I am lucky to have these group of amazing girls who are both missionaries and missionary kids. I adore these ladies.
Recently I've always been able to do a lot of translating with these guys from my church. I love getting to work with them and do ministry together.
And then there are my friends back in the United States. They people who I knew before I came here, or the people who came on mission trips, people who I have never met, but yet they pray for me and I consider them my friends.
I am so grateful for all of these people in my life that I now call 'friend'. I am truly blessed.
Proverbs 27:9 “The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.”