So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.
When God called me to Rwanda in 2011 I was forced to look and really see the people outside my world. I was forced to look directly into the eyes of people who desperately needed Jesus, needed medical attention, needed the basic necessities that I took for granted everyday. I had to acknowledge those needs as those eyes stared back at me with anticipation. I had been thrust into a world where it wasn't all rainbows and butterflies. It was REAL life!! Though this real life is hard to bear sometimes, because I am forced to have feelings for complete strangers and there are moments I wish I could unsee things, even just for a moment, I completely enjoy where I am now. I get to see raw emotion - the good and the bad. I can say I have never felt joy the same way as I do now. To see pure joy in people who have never had joy is the most amazing experience. To see a person that has suffered so much in their life, find peace and happiness through Jesus Christ is something I would give anything to experience over and over again.
So, how did I get here??
I said yes. I opened my eyes, even when it was hard and I chose to do the hard work to make a difference for at least one person. I just pray God will give me the opportunity to continue to live with open eyes and an open heart.