Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fun Months

I can’t believe that the semester is over and it’s already June!  It feels like just last week that I arrived back here in Kauai.  I came back out here as an intern for the Bible College.  I was interning as the Assistant Dean of Women.  I loved it!  I was able to encourage, pray for and be friends with all the girls who came out.  I would not trade this past semester for anything.  Of course it did have its challenges, as do all things in life but Jesus was there for all of it.  I learned so much this semester!  As being a leader for the girls here I really had to rely on Jesus for everything that I needed.  God is so faithful to answer our prayer and give us what we need when we need it.  Thankfully I was not alone, my friend Miranda, who I met here in Kauai when I was a student last fall, came back with me also as an inter for the Assistant Dean of Women.  We are totally different people, the things that we do have in common are our love for Jesus and our love to be with and help others grow in Jesus.  With that  common bond we were able to work great with one another.  The Lord knew what He was doing when He called us both back here!  Back to the semester, in March we had a week of poring rain!  Here in Kapaa we got over 20  inches of rain in one week and up on the North Shore we got 50 inches of rain in the same amount of time.  It’s pretty safe to say that we got flooded.  Here are some pictures from that  week.

This is where we wash our dishes after each meal, it turned into a mud bath.

Only a few of the goats drown who lived here in this field. 

Looking beyond the cross at the mass of water that is usually not there.

This is the same Taro field, what it is supposed to look like and what it looked like after all the rain.

This is not a chocolate waterfall despite what it looks like

We all had to evacuate the campus.  Everyone went and stayed with families of the Church.  We had to cancel a lot of the classes that week because there was no way that we could have class in our classroom tent. One of  the students, Liana, also known as Nonn, family was in town that week.  So some others from KBC and myself were able to go down to Poipu and stay with them while the skies were open poring rain on our beautiful island.  Even though it was a crazy week, it was a great one! 
For Easter we had a sunrise service.  I had never been to a sunrise service before and to have my first one be in Kauai was unforgettable!  We sat out at the cross on our Church property and could see the sun come up and light up the sky and you could also see the ocean in the distance.  It was awesome!  At the end of the service it started to rain a little bit and then a beautiful rainbow stretched over the mountains.  After our sunrise service, the Church and a handful of the Bible college students put on a Easter play called The Fulfillment.  They worked so long and hard on it and it really payed off! It was fantastic!  It was the story of Jesus’ Death, the message came across very clearly.  When that was over, we had a Church potluck.  That was crazy and we ended up running out of food but it all worked out.  The Lord always provides.  We brought out the blow up water slide and had a great time of fellowship with one another despite the cold rainy weather we had.  
One thing that I learned last semester that I got to put into action this semester was seeing and understanding things from the other persons point of view.  I realized last semester that not everyone was brought up the way I was and not everyone thinks exactly like I do. Praise the  Lord for that.  I would not want a world full of people who think exactly like me.  With that I do need to realize that everyone is different and thinks in a different way then me.  I started praying to God that He would help me see things in a different light.  That I would be able to understand and relate more to others even if they go about something in a way that I would not have done.  That is ok.  God really gave that to me this semester.  Being able to understand others in that way was a continual prayer of mine and God was faithful to answer every time.  We serve a great God!  With this new understanding I was able to relate with so many of the girls.  I am generally not one to sit with someone and be able to completely sympathize and show great compassion to someone.  With the power of the Holy Spirit I was able to do that many time this semester!  It was really a neat thing for me to be able to experience.  I can’t wait for God to give me more opportunities like that to serve Him and help others grow and learn new things in their walk with God.  What a blessing it is to be serving a great God who never changes and is always faithful to his servants!  
Here are a few more pictures from the semester! 

Crusin in Hanalei 

Judith, Miranda and Emily

Pickin up students from the airport, thats a surf board, not wings :/

Emily, Myself, and Miranda

Walkin down the beach on the North Shore 

Headed to the Beach! 

So Fun!  
First day of M1s! It rained on us most of the time we were working 
Time to skin the chicken


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