Only 6 days left! I am having so much fun making new friends and experiencing the Puerto Rican culture.
On Thursday and into Friday morning we had a 20 hour physical challenge that is meant to break you down physically and mentally, called The Special. I learned a lot from The Special about not relying on myself in competition but relying on God. On Saturday then later on that night we got to go to a minor league baseball game on Sunday night, which felt more like watching a soccer game the way the fans cheered but it was still a lot fun!
On Sunday we went to an amazing outdoor church and today we went to Crash Boat Beach!
I have really been digging in to figure out the answer to my question, why do I believe what I believe? It came across me yesterday. I could just feel God’s presence from church to a conversation I had later in the day to the salsa dancing in the street last night after we got fro yo. Feeling God’s presence is one of the biggest reasons I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and that God sent Jesus to die for us. If you want the technical stuff, I’m still working on it but here’s what I’ve got: we have the opportunity to have a relationship with God. We don’t have to love Him because He gave us free will but I find that life is much better when I let God have control. When God created the world, it was a perfect world but then Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, sin entered the world. God later sent Jesus Christ to the world to save us and die on the cross for us so that we can have a relationship with God. After Jesus died on the cross He rose again. When Jesus rose again He beat sin and death. That’s crazy! Who can beat death?! Jesus. That’s why God is so amazing! By accepting Jesus Christ as savior, we get to go to heaven and have eternal life! And live in the perfect world that God intended! It’s going to be so great!
I am excited and nervous to talk to people around the campuses at colleges in Puerto Rico and I am looking forward to sharing my experiences! I will keep you posted.