My HEART semester has been over for a couple weeks now. It's hard to explain how important HEART was to me or how much it changed me. When people ask me how it was, I could never share enough to really convey the experience. It's not enough to say it was the highlight of my life. I went feeling a vacuum, and left richly filled with friendships that made me want to live a good life for the Lord. I went hoping to learn about Community Development and left knowing what true community is. I went wanting to learn how to serve people and left having served and learned to love people a little better. I went afraid and left strengthened.
The words of Gungor, who's song we overplayed, really does describe our experience.
"You make beautiful things out of the dust. You make beautiful things out of us."
I feel like my garden is symbolic of my heart.
My Garden Before
My Garden After