Hello I would like to introduce myself for those of you who don’t know me. My name is Shea Diener, and I am from Nappanee, Indiana. I will be going into my senior year of highschool this fall, and I am here at the casa for a little short of a month this summer.
I was first introduced to David and Cristina in the spring of 2015 and that following winter my dad led a trip to the Casa with my whole family. Ever since then my dad has been leading missions and work trips to the Casa at least once a year. Needless to say, I fell in love with not only Mexico, but more specifically the kids and adults apart of the Casa in El Higo. I fell in love with the mission, and the person I became through the impact of the Casa. I have seen many people and things come and go from this place. Ive seen the Casa go through many trials, but I have also seen triumphs. The thing that impacted me the most was the constants. The constant love and the constant faithfulness and trust in the Lord.
Its cool looking back on 2015 and seeing how much I have changed. Going into each and every trip, I looked at it as me going and helping them, impacting the people here. But there was one trip that I came back not impacted by this place. I would like to think the Casa, David and Cristina, the kids, and most importantly the plan that God has had for me all along leads up to this point in my life.
The Casa has become one of my homes, and being back has been nothing short of a blessing! I’m so greatful for the big plan that God has for me here, and how he has and will continue to provide for me and the Casa.
Looking back on this past week I think of the word refreshed. This week has been such a blessing and has brought lots of joy into my heart. Wether I am in the kitchen helping with lunch, planning a bible school, teaching someone their vowels, or helping potty training a child, this week has been such a joy filled week. I am so blessed by the kids and even adults and their patience as I learn the routine, their language, and even how to cutt a tomato. The power of prayer and being in his word has also been a big part of this past week. The devil has tried to feed me lies of your not good enough to to be here, they don’t understand you, you won’t ever get it. But when I find myself in the word, I can feel Jesus whispering over me, truth and life. You have been called, I am speaking through you, and I am using you.
My prayer for this next week is that i will have willing hands. Hands that will do whatever, and will go till they can’t move anymore. That Jesus will give David and Cristina peace, and that they can be still and rest in his love and mercy.