Monday, January 16, 2012
Happy New Year! 140 Days to Go!
I have 140 days to go until we leave for Africa! I still have about $1,000 to raise. I'm tossing around ideas about another Yard Sale in the Spring, so hold out on your Spring Cleaning until March when I'll be taking donations! :) I also still have shirts for sale! I'm out of adult smalls, but I have every other size!
I'm beyond ready for this trip! The next 5 months cannot go by fast enough! :) I've really been dwelling on this verse since my sister made me a phone cover with it (it's with me everywhere I go...and it will be written on my heart forever)- "I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you!" John 14:18
I know that God has His hands all over this trip, I know that hearts and lives will be changed, I know that I will never be the same! Will it be a heartbreaking experience? Yes. I want Him to break my heart for what breaks His...and I know that the amount of suffering there has to have the greatest effect on Him, because I know with all of my heart that He LOVES His children! I know it will change the way I see the world, especially the world around me when I return home. Nothing will ever be the same for my heart...and the thought of it excites me to my core. This will be the trip of a lifetime, an experience for the books, a cry to the Heavens for mercy and love to be poured out all over His people in Africa. I can only hope that by serving Him on this trip that our relationship will be stronger than it ever has. I cannot wait. I'm ready.
"I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light" — John Keith Falconer
"Sympathy is no substitute for action." — David Livingstone, missionary to Africa
"Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible." — C.T. Studd