It is the second-to-last day of my Brazilian summer.
Yes, second-to-last is what “penultimate” means. Tomorrow will be the ultimate day (the last one). And guess what, the antepenultimate day was yesterday (the third-to-last day).
Gotta love the language you learn by studying another language (see Portuguese dictionary: penultimo). 🙂
I have not posted much since my last post. Actually, I have not posted at all since then. The busy life of a student teacher, what can I say?
But now I am leaving Brazil. It has been a wonderful summer… so many things that God did and is doing in my heart. And you know what, I would not change any of what has happened… because I am sure that God does not lie… and he says in Romans 8:28 that He uses all things to work for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. So take the best and flush the rest, as a friend of mine would say.
The sun it setting on one summer… but it is just rising on another. In the same way, my life moves on in the regenerative cycle that is this life on God’s green earth. I migrate as I need to. But hey, I need prayer support. That is where you, dear reader, come in.
I leave Curitiba for Sao Paulo tomorrow. Later in the day (the 6th) I go abroad to Texas. Once I leave that country (Texas) I make my way to STL. From there, my Daddy picks me up and I will give him a big hug and kiss on the cheek.
Too emotional? Read another blog. Family is worth being touchy-feely. I got the Feely Award at my university, I know.
*Traveling mercies as I journey back to the US
*The Lord’s wisdom and mind as I navigate my way to the US
*The Light of the Lord to help me bless others while I am still outside the US
*The ability to write a request that ends with something other than “the US”
I’m American. Brazilian, too. But home is where the heart is. And that means I go wherever Jesus leads me… and for the summer, that means IL, MO, FL, OH, TN, and the Caribbean.
When it comes to Brazil…
Who knows, I may be back sooner than later.
Peace to you, dear readers. It has been a wild ride, and I’m sure it will continue to be.
TESOL Teacher Kyle