Monday, August 6, 2012

Taking a Break Before Round Two

Alex does this a lot. Right when he's on the verge of a meltdown, he takes a break.
Sometimes he chooses a chair and lounges on the side of the pool while the other kids swim, or sometimes he camps out on the swings for 15 minutes. But, oftentimes that break is taken in my lap or in my arms. After about 15 minutes of quiet time, he's ready to go for round two.



This past week, I got to take a break. 

After 8 weeks of summer which included over 600 mission trip participants... I, like Alex, was on the verge of a meltdown. However, in God's perfect provision, just when I needed it most, I got to spend a week sitting lakeside with my family. I rested, relaxed and read. It was awesome. 

So now I'm back in Ohio and gearing up for 2 weeks of fundraising, because... in case you haven't heard... On August 18th, I'm heading back to Mexico for another year! 
 
After much prayer I have found that God is calling me to stay in Mexico for another year. As I look back at the past 11 months, I feel so blessed by all that God has done in and through me this year. He didn’t need me for any of it, but he chose to use me and allowed me to experience deep joy while doing it. 

This year also would not have been possible without my awesome team of prayer and financial supporters. As I said I am in the process of fundraising once again and I would love to invite you to be a part of our team!

If you are interested in becoming a part of my team of prayer and financial supporters you can contact me at smathews@back2back.org  :)