Thursday, August 21, 2008

Getting into the swing of things...

Well, NTBI has officially begun. This week started with orientation and lots of sitting in meetings but as of yesterday official classes started. I found myself sitting in classes listening to the teacher's testimonies with tears in my eyes. One after the other I heard their amazing stories of what God brought them through to get them where they are today. And how they can look back through all the hard times and see God's hand at work. One teacher talked of how he wanted to go out one night but was too high on drugs to walk so he stayed home and happened to pick up a Bible and start reading. And how the words just spoke right too him...he went on to talk about how he bought his first Bible with money that he had got from selling drugs. Story after story about being an alcoholic and God bringing them out of it...just like that. NO withdrawals nothing...just washing them clean. As he has done with all of them. WOW...what a privilege I have to be here for the next two years and just dive into God's word. Although my past may not appear to be as "dirty" as some of theirs...the same God has also wiped me clean! I have so much to learn and I am so excited!!!
Craig is enjoying his job in the kitchen. He has a chance to meet and talk to a lot of the students. Most of the ones I meet so, "Oh yea I met your husband earlier in the cafeteria." We are both excited about where God has allowed us to be. Thanks for your prayers and communication.
We will put up pictures of our home as soon as I get the curtains done! :)

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