Apologies for not blogging sooner… It’s been a whirlwind of activity since I arrived in Hollywood and shortly thereafter, in Pasadena. I was greeted at the airport by smiling, familiar faces and brought to my new home that I would share with 4 old friends. It was as if I had never left Southern California!
I stopped by for a quick visit at the Center at Blessed Sacrament and was caught up on all the new happenings by my friends living on the street (or recently housed, as was the case for several friends!) Biking home from a hike at Runyon Canyon, I ran into Mike waiting for a bus to take him to his new home. He proudly wore his key around is neck and was eager to greet me with a hug and show me a youtube video of him performing harmonica, his specialty.
Shortly after being welcomed into my new home I started my search for a server position in the Hollywood and Pasadena areas and within a week was blessed with a job opportunity! My original intention was to continue working while studying, but many wise people have suggested that with my full load in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Fuller Seminary, it might not be a great idea.
After getting a job in Pasadena I decided it was time to relocate closer to school, even if it meant I wouldn’t be able to live with my Hollywood community. Their house is a quick metro ride away and they gifted me a key so that I can swing by whenever I have the chance. Although I miss being with them, I’ve joined a new intentional Christian community at Fuller. I share a small house with three other lovely ladies (2 who have previously lived in Guatemala and one from China!) and am part of a community of about 30 people!
I have much to look forward to and prayers are appreciated in my next adventure! Also, if you feel inclined to give to the organization (BECA) that I worked with for two years in Honduras, please visit the link here:http://www.becaschools.org/content/support-our-dreams
The goal is to raise $25,000 by October 6th to fully fund the dreams that my kids have! Donating just $30 sends a child to school for a whole month. Join me in supporting this amazing organization.
Another way to support BECA is with purchases you’re going to make on Amazon. When shopping on Amazon, instead of using amazon.com, you can use smile.amazon.com (and select Bilingual Education for Central America ), and Amazon will make a small donation (0.5% of the purchase).