6/30/19

JUNE HIT ME OVER THE HEAD WITH EXCITEMENT







JUNE HAS LEFT ME HYPED AND EXHAUSTED (mostly exhausted but who cares? it was worth it) and I am back from Panama to tell y'all about it and other stuff

I feel like life just hit me over the head this month, first I got my license at the end of May, I took my TSI and passed for dual credit, and I went to Panama.

Firstly, TSI! I PASSED!!! 

However, due to the fact that for some reason I can't gain financial aid for dual credit classes, I'll only be taking one class at a time to slow down costs. :/
So this year psychology, and next year either English or sociology. I might go back to my old co-op to take a few classes, especially science and maybe English even though I don't love their English programs. ://

ANYWAY, I AM FIGURING IT OUT. GROWING UP IS COMPLICATED. (I could possibly move out in two years and eeeepppppp, that's scary).




 aren't the pictures I stopped to take while driving on a backroad pretty?!



My congregation hosted a Men's Developmental Conference, which I helped out with in the kitchen. I met a lot of crazy cool people and made a lot of friends.


My congregation also hosted a Gospel Meeting every night for a week, and we had a great turn out. The preaching was AMAZING and I fellowshipped with so many sweet people.







THEN MY MISSION TRIP TO PANAMA. Which if you weren't reading the updates as I posted them, you should go back and do so, starting here, because I tried to take y'all on the journey with me. 

IT WAS SO GOOD, Y'ALL.






I feel so encouraged from being around brothers and sisters in Christ for a full week, even the ones who couldn't speak my language were such a light to me and I just fell in love with them all.

I cried leaving, I am happy to be home now but I still miss the ones I left in Panama because they are also my family, my home.



we had to leave boquete for panama city at around four in the morning so i got on the bus and immediately curled up and went to sleep.
I woke up to this beautiful view.... and someone was blasting taylor swift.
#blessed 


It's amazing that when you're a Christian, you're never alone no matter what country you're in.

We had seven baptisms and one restoration and over a HUNDRED bible studies.





yooooo, it's my roommate that I had on this trip!
She was honestly such a sweet person, plus she gave me snacks so of course, we're friends now.
We stayed up until 3 am a lot having these amazing conversations.
She was such an encouragement. <3 








I made so many sweet friends and I have so many stories to tell!!

YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA HOW HYPED I AM FOR HEAVEN NOW. One of the kids who is eight, bilingual, and smarter than I'll ever be pointed out:

"I'll see you in heaven and we'll all speak the same language there."



How was your month?





38 comments:

  1. *squeals* The pics are all so cute and GORGEOUS, and your month sounds AMAZING, Gray!! 😄 My month was pretty relaxing and fun, but I'm planning on getting some work done in July 🤞🤞

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    1. Ahhh, thank you!! IT WAS!!!! :D
      I'm so glad you got to relax, best of luck on your work in July. <3

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  2. Wow! Sounds like you had a amazing experience!! <3 Praise God!
    -Brooklyne

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  3. Oh, wow, this is so inspiring! Especially that last quote - it’s so beautiful! <3333 Hope you have an amazing July, Gray!

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  4. Congrats on passing TSI, Gray! That is awesome!!! Oh my word, your trip sounds like it was amazing. <3 I am so glad that you had a great time!!!! :)

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    1. AHHH, THANK YOU!!
      It was so amazing, I wish I could make every one of y'all come with me next time because it was so so good!!

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  5. Sounds like Panama was pretty fantastic! Hope you have an awesome July. :)

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  6. Yay! Sounds like you had a awesome month! Such nice pictures! Have a lovely July!

    astorydetective.blogspot.com

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  7. These pictures are beautful and so sweet -- I'm so glad you had a good time, Gray. <3 <3 <3

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  8. sounds awesome! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time, but I'm super happy you're back. :D

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    1. It was so awesome, E.B. <33 I'm glad to be back as well. <33

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  9. Your photography is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Haha, crazy growing up and thinking about all you can do, right? ;) By the way congrats on the TSI stuff ;)

    keturahskorner.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!!! YES FOR SURE. It feels like I could do anything right now which is crazy cool and crazy scary. :P
      Thanks. <3

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  10. YAYYY!!! I love love loved this post, and your excitement was quite contagious! Yes, in heaven we'll meet and everyone will speak the same language!!! What great insight from a little kid. <33

    A mission trip sounds like such an amazing experience. I very much want to go to at least one other country someday, and on a mission trip would be even better.

    I loved the posts you made as you were away; thank you so much for taking us along! :)

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    1. <3 <3 <3

      It was! The organization I was in is called YES II, it connects people from all over the world, it's really cool.

      No problem!

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  11. AHHHH I'M GLAD YOU HAD SUCH A ROCKIN MONTH! It looks like you had some truly life-changing + incredible experiences!! (Also, your photography is getting so good, like what the heck?? I'm jealous XD.)

    - Eleanor

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    1. I DID, THANK YOU! <3 It was such an inspiring trip, I loved every second.
      Awwww, thank you <3 <3

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  12. I'm glad you had a great trip!!! Mission trips are always so encouraging and life-changing too! That kid sounds very wise and super sweet too.

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    1. Thanks! It was super encouraging, and yes, I love that kid. <3

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  13. As always, I adore your pictures!!

    I'm thrilled you had a blessed time on your mission's trip! All of your pictures remind me of my trip to Belize. It's so wonderful to know that Christianity is international. We have family everywhere we go!

    I hope July is another wonderful month!!

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    1. Thanks, friend!

      It is very wonderful <3

      Thanks, I hope you have an amazing July as well. <33

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  14. OH MY WORD GRAY I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! That little kid's comment at the end though... <333 :'-) That was so sweet!!!

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  15. "I'll see you in heaven and we'll speak the same language there." <3<3<3

    I love it!!!

    Glad to hear about your trip!!!!!

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  16. Your photos are so pretty, and I loved hearing about your trip to Panama!

    (also, hi! I've seen you around the blogosphere but haven't ever checked out your blog, until now!)

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    1. Thank you! <3

      And hey, I've seen you around as well, nice to meet you. ^_^

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  17. Sounds like you had a FANTASTIC month! I've loved following your Panama journey, Gray. <3

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    1. I did, thank you! I'm glad to hear that. <33

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  18. Panama looks so beautiful! I'm glad you had a good trip.
    Stunning photos as always! <3

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  19. Sounds like a fun month! I had a great June also (I can't believe it's over...LIKE WHAT?!). Love the pictures!

    Have an awesome July! <333

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    1. It truly was. <3 I KNOW RIGHT?!! IT WENT BY SO FAST DIDN'T IT?!?!?

      Thanks, you too!

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