All through college I prayed about it, talked about it, thought about it.. did everything except GO to Africa.
Well. Here is my time. Jesus says to GO and LOVE and DO. I can no longer wait for the "perfect" time to go; when everything is lined up and all the ducks are in a row. The perfect time is always right now. SO.
the trip is DECEMBER 26-JANUARY 4
total cost: $3,500
I have a lot of preparation for this trip. It is always daunting to raise money for a mission trip. It is so easy to forget that Jesus is SO much bigger than money. However, I know the money will come in. that is the LEAST of my worries.
The most preparation I need is in the area of my heart. It has been a while since I have been in a service environment. Since I have been stretched. and uncomfortable. I am praying that the Lord will begin to shape my heart and that I will ache for change. Change in myself. to be more like Jesus. and that my heart will be laden with the needs of the people that will be encountered on this trip. I do not want to arrive in Kenya and begin work. I want work to start right now... in the hearts of my teammates, of myself, and of the people in Kenya.