Smuerm Pnlas

You may recall in past posts I have talked about how I was going to Panama right around now, but unfortunately I've had some huge changes and have to learn some lessons that have less than desirable consequences. This has totally scrambled up my summer. I will not be going with my team to Panama, though I will be with them in spirit. If you want more information on these happenings, you may contact me personally.
But a new experience is on the horizon. I am interning for 5 weeks at Marshall Elementary in Tulsa, OK, with one week already under my belt!!
I am in a third grade classroom with a class and teacher whom I love already!! I'm excited to spend the end of the school year with them. I start teaching math this week, and am excited for next week, because I'll be creating and teaching a social studies/science unit on the Summer Olympics!! This is not exactly the path I thought I would be going down this summer, but even through the pain of not being able to do missions in Panama, I know God has a plan, and His ways are better than mine. I am grateful I had the experience of going through ORU Missions last summer to Togo, and the experience of helping my team this year get to Panama, as well as building friendships that will last a lifetime. Missions is my heart, and this is just one bump in the road, not an insurmountable barrier.
So, over the next 4 weeks I will be posting experiences from my internship as well as updates on my team in Panama!! I know this is going to be an EPIC summer, and a much needed transition from college to the real world!!

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Love, Allie


  1. Love your blog! Best of luck with the rest of your internship!
    I'm a 3rd grade teacher in Tn. So come on by, say hi, and grab some freebies. ;-) Michelle

  2. Hi Allie!
    You know what they say, "When one door closes, another opens." I'm sorry you can't go on your mission, but it sounds like you'l get some great classroom experience!
    Teaching With Style

    1. Thanks Nicole! Yes, sometimes we don't see the big picture when we are standing right in front of it, but later we'll get the birds-eye view! Thanks for the comment!


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