Unemployment 2012, is completely different than circa 2010. The way I viewed it God gave me an opportunity to put into practice all those things he taught from the experience in 2010. I remember where I was weak and where I was strong; where I failed and where I conquered. Thus, I have spent the first month vowing to myself I would not make the same mistakes twice.
Thankfully, my soul is in an amazing place. My heart is content. I do not know where God is going. What I know is He is moving; He is guiding; He will make sure I am fine.
I am at SOLFul because I love my city - Fullerton. I am at SOLFul because I am unemployed. I am at SOLFul because I know my God is present and He will provide. I am at SOLFul because in reality there is no place I would rather be - even when it is extremely and profoundly difficult.
The days at SOLFul can be long and hard. The fifth graders can be a challenge, but I enjoy it, because I know through prayer and faithfulness - Fullerton can be changed. I long for Fullerton to be changed. I long for Richman to be changed. I know five weeks this summer will not change the community - but it can begin to redefine and breathe life into a community. This is my prayer. This is my hope.
Every day, I’ve been praying for these fifth graders I am walking with this summer. I hope I can find a way to interact with these kids come the fall quarter of grad school. We shall see.