I’m living in a bubble here at SIMCO, but I’m not yet sure if that’s a good thing or not. It’s almost like being at summer camp, only the days are informational instead of recreational. I feel very insulated from the “real world” at the moment, but perhaps that’s appropriate for a time.

I’ve been asked quite a few times by SIM-USA staff if I’m feeling overwhelmed, so I suppose that’s a common complaint they hear at SIMCO. Instead, I’m feeling a sense of relief! I’m being given great tools and equiped for a ministry that I strongly feel God has prepared for me personally. If I’m overwhelmed by anything at this point, I’m overwhelmed by God’s grace and provision. Yesterday marked the 6-month anniversary of the day I stumbled upon the Guest House Manager position in Peru and God has brought me so far in that time! There are many hurdles left to go, without a doubt, but God has been showing Himself faithful and assuring me along the way that He walks with me as I pursue that which He has for me.

At the moment I’m thankful for the SIMCO bubble. It’s providing an opportunity for me to reflect, learn, and take great strides forward in this journey. I certainly don’t want to live my life in a “holy huddle” such as this, but I believe it’s vitally important to me now. We’ll see if I still feel the same about the SIMCO bubble in another 2 weeks!