the impact of a life invested

the following is an article from teri h. about a life that's had an impact on her.

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Okay, well tomorrow is the last day for the Mazzuca family to be in Grandview. In case you don't know the Mazzuca family then there are Nate and Crystal (married) and Judah and Micah (their two little boys). They are a wonderful family that has helped me to grow in my faith and as a person. They have been at Bethany Presbyterian church for just about 3 years and now they will be spending about the same amount of time in Swaziland, Africa. Swaziland is a country within a country down in South Africa. They will be working for an organization called Youth for Christ. I am very excited about them going and doing God's work. But part of me is scared, sad, and anxious.

The part of me that is scared is scared because of the fact that they wont be there anymore. Whenever I had a problem or I was mad, upset or even really happy they were there. They have always been here when I needed them through out my Christian life. I know that God will only help me in being stronger in my faith but as this is something new it is scary but I will get over this soon.

Being sad isn't just that they are leaving, but it is that it will be 3 years and Judah and Micah more than likely wont remember me or anyone else from here. Judah and I have always been really close and we have always had a good time together but it almost breaks my heart to know that once they get back Judah will be 5 years only and with out a memory of all our good times together.

Micah isn't even one year only yet and he is just a little cute sack of potatoes. He has a personality that is so different than any other it is hard to describe. But it is without a doubt that he will not remember any of us here once they get home.

This anxious feeling isn't that I want them to go and get done, but I am anxious to see what it is that God has in store for me, them, and our youth group here. It is a very weird feeling and I don't know how to describe it but it is a mixture of all of the other feelings before but kind of excited.

I guess all there is left to say is good luck and blessing to the Mazzuca family. I love you all and will miss you greatly. You will always be in my heart no matter where God leads me.


God Bless And Love always

-Teri

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