I love Sunday mornings because I love going to my church. It is the one morning that I actually interact with other Americans. Most of the week I am with refugees/immigrants which is my calling and passion, but it is nice to interact with others.
It is my habit to arrive a little early, so I can talk with people in the lobby. The teens I joke with about how fun homework is and if they need more to let me know. The police officer who provides security is fun to joke with. I am always mindful of those who are struggling to offer a word of encouragement or to pray for them.
The coffee area is a place that I visit every Sunday morning. I like to eat some fruit and have a cup of coffee and yes always black.
Then it is on to my classroom to meet with my friends from other countries. Currently it is small due to COVID, but it is fun nevertheless. I have friends from El Salvador and Venezuela who come. Sometimes we speak a bit of Spanish too. We end each class with praying for their friends and family back home.
Then it is time to be in the 2nd service. I love the music. Sometimes I just listen and pray. The pastor and I have a good rapport which makes listening to his teaching more meaningful to me.
After second service I go back to my empty classroom and get out my Chromebook. By spending some time online, it allows for the traffic to clear out before I head home and enjoy a Sunday afternoon nap. By nap I mean power nap.
I love Sundays. It is my favorite day of the week.
Do you have a favorite day?
Thank you for reading. God Bless.