Off to Africa

In just over 12 hours I’ll be leaving my house and heading for the airport.  I, and 5 other members of my church, will fly from here to Newark, NJ where we will meet up with 4 people from Asheville, NC that we’ve never met.  From New Jersey we’ll head to Brussels, Belgium and then on to Kigali, Rwanda where we will spend 10 days.

I’ve said good-bye to my girls, who headed off with my mom earlier today.  I’ve crossed everything off of my “to-do” list and packed my bags.  All of my travel documents, vaccination records and medications are gathered in one place.

This not my first mission trip, but it is my first trip to Africa and I’m excited and nervous and feeling a little bit overwhelmed in that way you get when you just don’t know what’s coming.  It’s not a bad feeling, I love an adventure and I can’t wait to get there, it’s just the tension… the excitement.

Please pray for me and my team, that we will be open to the Holy Spirit and be ready for what God has in store for us and for those we’ll be encountering.  Pray for health and stamina as we enter an environment we are unused to and likely less than ideal with food and sleep conditions.  Pray that eyes will be opened to the lessons that God is teaching through this trip and through these vastly different people.

Thank you, and see you when I get back 🙂

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