When I arrived in the States, one of my hopes was to be able to get more experience delivering babies before I went back to the Philippines. I contacted a midwife who put me in contact with another midwife from Ohio whose daughter had visited Kemantian several years ago. I was excited that she was willing to let me come out and get some experience with them, but as the time to go approached, I started having doubts. I had been traveling nonstop since arriving in the States several months earlier, and I wasn’t excited about more travel. But as I thought about it, I decided that I shouldn’t pass up the opportunity.
As I got to know my new friends in Ohio, I was very glad I had come. They are former missionaries, and we had a lot of fun sharing stories. The whole experience was such a blessing! Not only did I get some experience and learn new things, I also gained some new friends. God is so good! He works things out perfectly. It is fun to watch Him direct and guide my life and to see how He brings me into different situations and experiences that end up blessing me. It just shows me that we serve a God who loves each of us individually and longs for us to be happy. “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, ‘Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee’” (Jer. 31:3).