Last week I flew into Chicago early on Monday morning and then worked from the city for the day (with a lunch break at the Bean of course). At 6, I met Tiera on the train back to her apartment and we set off for Missouri ... a 5 hour drive.
Here we have just stopped for dinner and are doing pretty good. A few hours later and I could not even keep my eyes open, Tiera was gracious enough to tell me it was ok to sleep. I fail at co-piloting.
Welcome to Sikeston ... where the Unilever plant is (below) that I'll be working in
That night, Tiera and I met Victoria Stoll for pork/bacon/apple/feta flatbread. God, as always, knows what He's doing and Victoria is a single sister from Winthrop that just moved to St. Louis as well. We are excited to form the St. Louis SG at least from the sisters perspective, and to have fellow adventure-buddies to explore this new state. I am beyond thankful to have her even though we don't know each other at all yet, besides the stories of how we both felt led to end up here.
The next morning, Tori and I went out for brunch in St. Louis and did a bit of exploring -- finding many new things we plan to see and do when I move to MO in a month. It is a little unsettling to have my now-familiar CT moved from under me and be faced with building new relationships and getting to know a new church family, but I know God will walk me through it - just like last time. My last night at Tori's (for now!), I had an overwhelming peace from God to just be what others need right now, and He will provide what I need. So that is what my prayer and aim will be.
I'm a twenty-something from the Pacific NW making home in new places as I follow where God leads.
My intent is to show Christ's love to the world and use business to solve some of the social problems we face: hunger, illiteracy, healthcare, economic hardship. For now, I'm in a stage of learning. A little adventuring, a few books, some good friends, and a whole lot of prayer and life runs on.