I have much to say, but I know that few words are best. My heart will always be with all of the people I have come to know here. I will continue to pray for them, to listen to them, to talk to them and write them. I know that I will see them again, not just in this life but in heaven as well. I love these people and I want to see them be history makers for their land. I want to encourage them to seek God’s word, truth, and most of all the fruits of his Spirit. Only when a person allows the Holy Spirit to be in control will you know love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). You cannot obtain these things on your own power, maybe some of them, but not all. Only when we seek to have them from God will we experience them in our lives. When we recognize this need, we will then be able to be a blessing to others.
I came here to learn about depending on God. Now I leave more dependent on God than ever before, yet enjoying life much more. I truly don’t worry about tomorrow, I don’t worry about any part of the future. The past five years of my life have been so unimaginable and adventurous that I no longer worry about how I’ll be taken care of because God has provided everything. I know I have much more to learn, and life has a lot more in store for me. However, if there is one thing I have learned over this past year, it is do not worry and fewer words are best. I don’t have to have the last word, I don’t need to be systematic, and I don’t need to be in control. God takes care of everything, if I expect, ask, or tell someone to do something and he or she doesn’t do it, then that’s a lesson for that person and whatever effect it has on me is a lesson for me. God’s kingdom does not run like the world, he wants us to focus on our relationship with Him.