Hola from Nicaragua

Well, this is officially the first blog post in the history of my life. I hope they will progressively improve, but I will let you be the judge of that…haha.

I wanted to start out in2theriver by just letting you know I arrived safely in Nicaragua and I am beginning the process of getting settled. My good friend, Sean Davis, made the trip with me and helped me move furniture and bags into my apartment, which was a huge help. It was also great to have a great friend from home with me as I made my transition here. We had some great adventures including a trip to Granada and 24 hours in San Juan del Sur, which was beautiful (check out the picture). Sean has since traveled back to the United States and I have continued my transition.

What has been most surprising to me is how much I have learned about myself over the past few days. I think it is at times hard to realize how much people matter when you are in the midst of them on a daily basis. If I learn nothing else while I am in Nicaragua (hopefully that is not the case…haha), I am thankful God has revealed that to me, even if it took moving to another country to do that. So, for all of the great people God has put in my life, thank you for being who you are and for doing life with me. I look forward to continuing that journey for years to come. I am also looking forward to continuing and growing all of the great friendships I have in Nicaragua. God has placed some great people in my life here and I look forward to spending more time with them.

Well, my future blog posts will have more information about what I am doing in Nicaragua and what God has been teaching me so check back soon. The thought I will leave you with today comes from today’s devotional in the Life Application Study Bible Devotional I have been doing this year. Psalm 39:4 says, “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered how fleeting my life is.” This is a great reminder of how short life truly is and how important it is to “be present” and live each day with intentionality.

What are you doing to change the world you live in today?

James Belt

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