I had an opportunity to interpret tonight!
It was my first time at Victory Christian Church and my interpreter friend allowed me to help her out during a small group Bible study.
Sign language is such a part of my life now. Meeting some deaf friends and getting involved in deaf ministry is an important aspect in my move to Tulsa.
My first priority is being a student at Rhema, of course, but I can’t imagine not signing…
God is faithful, though, and He knows what He’s doing.
Whenever you’re in a transition period, trust that God is working on your behalf and leading you to the right people and the right places.
Sure, my involvement in deaf ministry looks nothing like it did back in Birmingham.
And that’s okay because:
- God knows my heart.
- God knows my gifts.
- God has a plan and a place for me.
This is all the assurance I need.
Interpreting tonight was fun because God opened the door.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned since moving is that I like control way too much.
Just call me a recovering control freak…
My 5th and final goal for 2016 is to stop seeking control over every detail. I don’t have to be a micro manager.
Being in control is not my job –it’s God’s job.
Last fall, I started my journey of learning sign language. This September will mark my first full year as a student and future interpreter.
I never imagined this journey would be as fulfilling and jam packed with adventure as it has been.
When I started learning, I honestly had no idea what to expect. Taking a sign language class was me stepping out in faith. It’s something I had wanted to do for over 3 years and I decided that it was time to quit putting it off.
I fell in love almost instantly with the language and it’s people!
All along the way, I have committed myself to prayer, asking God for opportunities to learn, grow, and serve.
The answer to this prayer has come in the form of great friendships–including one friend who I consider my mentor–with individuals who are willing to teach an eager newbie.
The opportunities to serve are beyond my wildest dreams for only being a beginner! All I can say is God is faithful…
There’s a lot more I could talk about but I will stop for now. We will definitely talk about this subject more as the year progresses.
Today I just wanted to reminisce and give thanks to God for a great first year.