Monday, March 3, 2008

digging wells, yummy mangos and a little Espanol!

My second semester here at West Texas A&M is just flying by! Classes have been going great as well as ministry with the BSM here on campus and my job as an after-school tutor at an elementary school. God has been working many things together to bring me to what He has in store for this summer. Even I am not sure of all the details, but He definitely is and that is more than enough for me.
He has closed many doors and opened a few unexpected ones! I have had to let go of my plans and let Him lead. He has given me the opportunity and the heart to serve in Nicaragua, Central America for a short time this summer. I was assigned to Nicaragua as a student missionary through GoNow Missions, a missions organization for college students through the BGCT. The dates of my trip are July 11-19, 2008. We will be working alongside an organization called Living Water International. We will be working to share the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ by digging/repairing water wells in various villages and teaching health education. My personal role on our team will be teaching basic hygiene to the women of the village. This is an amazing opportunity as it will allow me to build a foundation as I prepare to be on the medical mission field one day!
I am sharing this with you so that you can fervently PRAY for the team and I. This is not a culture that I have experienced before so I know that God has a lot to teach me in the process. Please pray for me as I prepare with my Spanish speaking skills and for the people of Nicaragua to be thirsty for the true, Living Water! Also, if you feel led to give financially to help send me, I would be very grateful. Thank you for partnering with me in missions this way. I pray that you will be encouraged and blessed because of your sacrificial giving.
Many of you have been walking this journey with me since 2006 and I have been so blessed by YOU! Words cannot express my deep gratitude for how you have continued to support me as I have followed Him to the nations! Please know how much I value your friendship and appreciate your faithfulness. I will be keeping you updated on how God moves in the coming days and all he does while I am in Nicaragua. Again, thank you for your love for Christ and your love for those who do not yet know Him!

Serving Him,
Angela Banks