Monday, July 1, 2013

in 25 (short) days

i will be headed here...

As the time draws nearer my mind races.

I am going to experience Rwanda in a whole new way.  

Two years ago when we were there picking up Hope and Benjamin we were busy, focused on completing the necessary tasks to bring them home.  While part of me desired to see more of this beautiful green hilly land the other part of me wanted to get home a.s.a.p.  It was a hard time.

I am excited to get out of the city, Kigali, and experience life in the villages of Rwanda.  I am excited to touch and hold and share the love of God with children, to distribute goats, to help repair some widow's homes and to worship in Rwanda where the love of God is real and felt.  Talk about spirit filled and joy filled people, they have what I want.  I am excited to be part of a team, led by a Rwandan couple, that we have come to know and to love.

I am apprehensive to do this alone, without Rusty.  I have only been out of the country once before.  I rely on Rusty a lot to navigate me through situations like this, or situations a lot less involved than this.  I am expecting to grow and to be stretched like never before.  I hope to come back changed.  To come back more in love with the Lord through my time in this dusty land.

When I think of leaving the kids behind for that many days, I have to stop.  They will be fine.  They will have fun.  But I will miss them greatly.

Of all the people going on this trip, 30ish of us, I only really know our Rwandan friends.  They are leaving before I am and spending some time in Kenya first.  

I am thankful that God has already gone before me.  

Counting down the days in a eager and anxious kind of way.

Would you pray for me?  Before I go and while I am there.

I hope to update my blog daily but the internet is less than reliable there and I may be completely drained each evening.

I pray that I can somehow bless these people that I will interact with as much as I feel like they are going to bless me.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

i'm so excited for you! and will be praying!!