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Stronger Men

"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks." -Phillips Brooks 

Since this blog was created to share my experience in Indonesia in its entirety, I won't fail to mention my low points. Over the past few days, I've found myself physically and emotionally weak. On Sunday, I was unfortunate enough to get the stomach flu -- but I guess I should've seen that one coming at least once. That stomach flu was later accompanied by a fever. I was also tired and my arms were taken over by a fresh batch of mosquito bites. And to top it off, seeing photos from family gatherings at home made me more homesick than ever. Don't mind my rant here, but it really felt like the devil was hitting me with everything all at once. This was probably the weakest and lowest point of my trip. I cried, of course. And up until this morning, I was still on the verge of tears. Maybe a five-month trip abroad is nothing to some, but for others like myself -- that's something that takes consistent prayer. Believe me, I did not go into this trip thinking it would be easy. But I'm facing new challenges every day, and I'm learning new abilities and powers I didn't even know were in me. I have six weeks left, and I'm actually surprised my emotional breakdown didn't come sooner. All in all, I'm well now, and I have no intention of wasting what little time I have left here. 

End rant.

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