Ashleigh's Amazing Week

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I was exhilarated and uplifted, and felt I was ready for any experiences or lessons God brought my way
Name:
Ashleigh
March, 2019
Apostolate:
Jacob's Ladder in Jamaica

Our time in Jamaica serving the Mustard Seed community was a revelation for me. For years, I contemplated going on the trip, even going to a couple of the early meetings, before deciding that the time was just not right for me to leave my family, my job, my mother, my dog, my friends, that nice lady at Kroger who would surely notice if I didn’t come in for a week. It was a long journey from the comfort of my home to Jamaica. Little did I know that the journey would not be over once I arrived; indeed, that the journey is still not over.

Jacob’s Ladder was paradise to me. Honestly, I was not expecting such physical comfort, so that nagging worry was eliminated immediately. I am not afraid of physical work. In fact, when there are others to share in the endeavor, the old adage “many hands make light work” is so true. I was in the company of so many fine folks that I just knew that it was going to be an amazing week. I was looking forward to getting to know everyone better. Once I met some of the residents, even my secret fear that I would not respond as I hoped was erased. Looking at their loving and innocent faces, I immediately relaxed and knew that I was fine and would welcome any interaction that came my way. I was exhilarated and uplifted, and felt I was ready for any experiences or lessons God brought my way.

God hasn’t been on radio silence. I just changed the station. I’m tuning back in, and I’ll never turn it off completely. Even static is better than silence. And another thing…to God be the Glory.

 

 

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