This year so far has given me a great opportunity to experience more of God’s immense and endless love for me. I found that praying together as a community and being able to spend time on my own in prayer has helped me to be grounded even more in the promises of God for me and for my life. Community prayer always helps me to keep my eyes on what is most important, that being Jesus, and it also challenges me to go further and deeper in my personal relationship with Him.
This past few months have definitely changed who I am and how I see myself. In this time I have discovered more and more about how God sees me. I have learned more about myself through the encouragements of my sisters and brothers and through the challenges of mission, realizing that I am capable to do more than I could possibly imagine through the One that strengthens me.
By choosing to do the Sion Youth Foundation Year I choose to live with other people in community. This not only means that we work as a team, but also that we live and share life together. I love living in community. I marvel how God can bring us together as brothers and sisters, how He teaches us to love, trust and honor each other. I love the values that we are trying to live by, values like: honour, encouragement, generosity, joy, openness and the culture that these create in our home.
If I had to choose one word to describe the past few months then I would definitely choose the word: adventure. I choose adventure because it is amazing to have the opportunity to go out on mission and talk about God’s love to young people, and then see these young people touched and transformed by Love. It is an adventure because I am constantly called to do more, to give more and to be more.
The year has brought me so much joy. I learned to rejoice in the little daily things and routine and to rejoice in the big things, like lives being changed and miracles happening. There hasn’t been a dull moment. And the good news is that there is MORE!
Kimi is currently on a Sion Youth Foundation Year. For more information or to apply click here.