laugh through life’s disappointments

by Kayla Raymond

By now, you’ve probably all heard the sad news of Webert not being granted his visa to travel to the United States with me next month. We were both very sad Friday night, I actually don’t think I have cried that hard in a very long time.

But the sun still rose Saturday morning and we had some work to do at the school. As we came over the hilltop we were surprised to find our seventh and eighth grade temporary rooms completely ruined. There was a hard rain on Friday night, causing the tent roof to completely collapse and tear. But instead of another disappointment, Webert and I just laughed and said “praise Jesus,” because you know what!?

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Our third school building was officially completed and finished this past Thursday! Chalkboards were installed yesterday and classes will be held in the new building tomorrow morning.

It’s funny that the whole school year we have been holding our breath and crossing our fingers for this temporary construction not to fall and the day after the permanent classrooms were finished, it fell!!

Funny how God made us laugh even after a major disappointment. We will never understand the plans He has for us nor will we be able to control His timing, but so far He has proven himself faithful so we will just continue to rely on his faithfulness and promises with hope.

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“Not only so, but we rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us…”-Romans 5:3-4

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