I am so blessed and thankful to be a part of this incredible community. The fact that I have the privilege to share myself with amazing people and pour into the lives of students and friends every single day is a gift. I have experienced tons of struggles and endured hard lessons and difficult days but seriously, what God has taught me and the work that He has allowed me to be a part of is worth it all. I wouldn’t trade this year for anything!
Thank you to all who encourage me and support me through it all and thank you to all who allow me to be myself. Thank you for loving me for who I am- weird, often times awkward and quirky, silly, off-side, ridiculous and french and excited and passionate and everything and more. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to get to know the real me. Thank you to everyone who has pursued friendship with me. Thank you to everyone who has listened to me in my struggles, weakness, and fear. Thank you to all who have walked alongside me in this exciting and scary journey of life. Thank you to everyone who has seen my potential and believed in me. Your words of encouragement and your affirmation mean more to me then I can ever really express.
Right now I feel like God has just given me a glimpse of what he intends to use me for and I seriously am so excited. I feel like I have so much to give and so much to share with the world. I want to continue to become the best version of me I can be. I want to continue to learn and grow and develop into the best teacher, leader, student, friend, woman, mentor, ambassador, peer, and world-changer I can possibly be.
As I finish up my degree, I am excitedly expectant of what is to come. I am eager to see where God takes me, what I end up doing along the way, the places I will go, the people I will meet, the jobs I will have. As I wait on the Lord and hope in Him I find myself having more joy then I could have imagined. It is not always easy, seriously.. there are days that I am very fearful and feel completely lost but God is so faithful in giving me what I need to endure and persevere and overcome in that day.
I want to commit myself to pursuing a life-long journey of discipleship and mentorship, living in community and seeking to bring peace and justice to those around me wherever I am. I want to speak truth into the lives of those around me and into the situations I am placed in. I want to be a source of light in the darkness, hope for those who feel oppressed and marginalized. I want to be His hands and feet. I believe that God’s heart is to restore, redeem, renew, and reconcile all to him. I believe God’s heart is for delivering the oppressed and bringing salvation to all. And I believe God wants to use me to bring about these things for his kingdom.
esti qu’la vie est belle. mèsi Seyè!