Well, I’m happy to report that in the few months in America, I didn’t lose my bike nerve! I recently got my bike out of storage and have been winding in and out of traffic with the best of them … or at least the mediocre ones (haha). I had two locks, so I lent one to a friend who didn’t have one and rode on my happy way. I parked my bike behind some bushes right by my apartment and hurried off to meet some friends.
Sadly, when I returned, I discovered someone had “borrowed” my bike! I must admit I was really stinking mad. I could not even talk, I was so mad. I went in my room screamed in a pillow and began to ask God, “Why?” It is so frustrating to me how these people seem so dishonest, and I just did not want to deal with it. But God is SO good and faithful! He began to break down my anger and replace it with compassion. I felt Him telling me, “They do not know me, they do not know what I have is better.” That, this very thing, is one of the reasons that I am here. So although I was still bummed about my bike, God helped me find truth in the situation.
He has also been so great in guiding Cozy and me to new friends. We are working on our satellite campus this year, and we asked Him for two girls we could connect with. He guided us to meet Jessi and CK, two freshmen economics majors who speak great English!
Please continue to think about Cozy and me as we are still getting to know each other and learning how to work together. Also, that He would open our new friends’ eyes and hearts to Him!