Read today’s newsletter from the Agriculture site leader in Nicaragua, Holman Picado, and rejoice with us as we learn about pursuing dreams and achieving them with God’s guidance.
Have you heard the famous quote of Eleanor Roosevelt about dreams? “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” I agree with this quote because I have seen many examples of people who have achieved their dreams and become successful. This quote also reminded me of a young girl called Maria Dolores López Gallegos. She is 21 years old, she is the youngest in a family of 10, and she is new to the agriculture site. Her dream is to become a veterinarian. About six months ago, she started raising chickens with the help of the agriculture site. Her family’s main economic activity is making bamboo baskets for sale.
I think everyone that has had a dream in their life has pursued it. Maria Dolores has a dream and firmly believes that she can accomplish it. She also believes that by achieving her dreams, she will become successful. This year, she is studying a course related to agroecological agriculture. She is learning plenty about crops and chickens, working hard, and doing her best in both activities. She realized that effort is all it takes to achieve her dream. She now knows that she can keep going after her dreams.
Her parents and family have always supported her by telling Maria, “You can do it, don’t ever give up; keep pursuing your dreams. Keep trying and believe in God.” It made her feel confident that she can become a successful person if she believes in God, never gives up, and does her best.
As believers, we know that the key to achieving our goals or dreams is God. But we also know we have to do our part and have confidence in ourselves and the choices we make.
Would you please pray for Maria Dolores, her family, and for her dreams? Finally, I want to bring to your mind another famous dream quote by Carl Sandburg: “Nothing happens unless you first dream”.
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
If you want to be part of a service trip and pursue your dreams, get in touch! We are more than happy to embark on this journey with you!