Week after week I went back to my school without realizing how quickly the time flew by. Some days were stressful while others were just odd observing the very different teaching methods here and being asked by 5-year-olds if I had a crush on their teacher (which I did not). I really had no idea until today how much those kids had grown on me. I hardly know any of their names, but that school, those kids, the faculty, has a special place in my heart now. I feel as though I must be experiencing what Paul did whenever he went to a new place and built relationships with people and then had to move on to the next place. God is able to stretch our hearts so much farther than we can ourselves. It was no coincidence that I was at that school. Who knows if I'll ever see any of those people again; I sure hope I do, but only God knows who else and where else He has planned next.
I would also like to say that people here are extremely blessed financially, but there is so much need spiritually. Self-sufficiency plagues the majority of the European population. Just because our friends and our family who don't know the Lord are (or seem) happy and satisfied, it doesn't mean that they're not dying on the inside. We tend to overlook so many times those who are financially stable. The spiritual need here is definitely not surmounted by the amount of wealth; it is quite the opposite. Let us not be fooled, we ALL need God.
Here are my travel plans the rest of my time here:
June 9-13: Germany
June 13-16: back in Vigo
June 16-18: Barcelona; AMANDA comes!! :) :) :)
June 18-25: Sicily
June 25-30: Barcelona
June 30-July 2: Vigo
July 3: arrive in los EE.UU.
Taking note of my list of places I wanted to go before heading back to the states, it's pretty obvious I won't make it to everywhere I wanted to go. Thus I would like to propose that I will be coming back to Europe. When? Where? How? No idea.