Monday, October 31, 2011


Every year we have a week set aside for Spiritual Emphasis Week. Usually, we bring in a speaker from the States; however, this year a bunch of the teachers gave their testimonies. The theme was “byHisDesign”. A couple of teachers shared how God spared them from death, others shared about great loss in their life, while another shared about being excommunicated from his family after not following the ways of his denomination. I was very nervous to tell my testimony and I was sick with mono at the time, but God gave me the strength to share about God’s faithfulness in my life.

Throughout the week, we had many opportunities to pray with our students. Several students gave their lives to the Lord and others recommitted their lives to Christ. Praise the Lord!

On Friday, I was able to have a conversation with one of my French students about the gospel. My testimony opened the door to talking about the hurts she has in her life. I was able to share the gospel with her but she has not chosen to accept Him yet. Please join me in praying that she would come to know the Lord and accept Him as her Savior.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Being Sick in Austria

Being sick in a foreign country is defiantly an experience. The health care here is much different from that in the States. I’ve tried about every home remedy the doctor could come up with. After several doctors visits and trips to the diagnostic center, I was diagnosed with Mono.

I’ve been sick since the second day of school and haven’t worked a full week all semester. It was rough but I’m on the road to recovery and getting stronger every week.

It’s amazing how God has provided for me during this time. There is a school psychologist here from the states that has been helping me to not fall behind on my paperwork and my two teacher aides are picking up the slack. I’ve been so blessed to be able to stay at home and rest when I need to.

I’ve learned to not overwork myself and allow others to help me (a lesson that needed to be learned). I’m so thankful for all those who stepped in to help.