Arista…en Texas!

Texas
I’m in Texas! I flew into DFW a little over a week ago, adjusted to Texas time, packed another bag, and went to San Antonio to spend some amazing time with my family! This first week back has been full of provisions and blessings!

At the same time, I’ve never felt such mixed emotions…As the train sped away from Úbeda, my home for the last seven months, I found myself wanting the train to go slower. And as our plane crossed into the United States from the Atlantic, I started thinking about my family and friends on their way to the airport and thought, “Speed up, speed up!”

God is so faithful! Amen? Amen! He prepared me to go, provided senders, blessed my relationships within the church, showed Himself faithful to provide divine appointments, sustained me, and brought me back! Everything I have has either been given to me through the grace of God or bought for me with the blood of Christ!

In leaving Spain and returning to Texas, I am reminded that neither is my home. We are never at home in this world. I am a sojourner, a pilgrim, and how short the traveling time is!

How encouraging to think that, “Just as we have borne the image of the earthly, we will also bear the image of the heavenly” (1 Cor. 15:49). How amazing that, “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immorality”(1 Cor. 15:52 &53). Over this past month, the hope of eternity with Christ has been further impressed into my daily life. I have witnessed countless examples of His amazing grace and am trying to learn more of how to live daily with an eternal perspective.

On a lighter note, it’s good to be here! You better believe I’m taking in all the sweet tea, hugs, good food, and familiar faces that I can!

You’re invited!
Please come to a Spanish fiesta, Tuesday, June 30th to celebrate and hear details of what you’ve helped make possible through these last seven months in Spain. There will be plenty of food, stories, music, and pictures. I hope you can make it! If you’re not able to come, perhaps we could get together another time?

Hosts: The Young Family
What: A Spanish Fiesta!
When: Tuesday, June 30th, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Where: Trinity United Methodist Church
633 Hobson Lane, Denton, Texas 76205

Praises & Petitions:

  • Praise Him for safe travels and the blessing of spending time with my family.
  • Praise Him for His abundance in physical provisions for my time in Texas!
  • Please pray for my faithfulness and His timing to be sent back to Spain.

It is a blessing to be here! I hope to see you on the 30th, if not sooner!

en Jesucristo,

Arista

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