Sunday, May 10, 2009

here it goes

I am leaving for Ghana, West Africa on Tuesday! We are heading to the airport at 8:00 a.m. 

I have been amazed at how this trip has come together. I have wanted to go to Africa since I was six or seven years old. I have had a few other opportunities in the past, but something always fell through. I have so much faith that this is the trip I am supposed to be on. All of the money for my trip was due last Tuesday, so I got online Monday night to check my balance and figure out what I would need to pay out of pocket. Friends and family had given, down to the penny, the exact cost of my trip.  
God is so good. I've learned through preparing for this trip to trust Him, even more, with everything. He is the Greatest Provider any of us could ever dream of. 

I took my first malaria pill today, uncovered my passport and yellow fever immunization card, and am currently charging my camera battery. ready to go.  

Your prayers would be incredible - prayer for my team: that every ounce of our pride would be set aside and that we would truly be the hands and feet of Jesus. and that we would lift up every single moment to Him and for His glory. prayer for the sweet children and people of Ghana: that God would already begin a great work in the hearts of every man, woman and child that we will encounter over the next few weeks. and if you could pray that I would learn how to love people even better - as Jesus loves.  

Thank you for your support and continued prayers! I might just have internet access a couple of days and will try to send a quick update - maybe even with pictures!  
  "Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. 
What we need is to love without getting tired."
   Mother Teresa

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