Thursday, February 17, 2011
Going to Africa!!!!
I'm leaving for Africa on March 8th!!!! Surprised?! Me too :) Our International Ministries Director thought Africa would be the best fit and timing for my next trip, and I am thrilled for the opportunity to go and minister alongside our missionaries while gathering material for stories and communications work! I'll be going for two and a half weeks and spending time in Burundi, Mozambique and South Africa!
I've been rushing to get in touch with the missionaries there and make it to Burundi while a missionary named Michelle is still there. She is an OMS missionary loaned to a ministry called Sister Connection, which connects widows in Burundi with sponsors in the U.S... pretty cool, huh? Sounds like it's straight out of James and I can't wait to learn more about it! I can't believe things are coming together so last minute, but all the field leaders have said it's a go... apparently, I'm the only one who thinks going on such short notice is a little crazy :)
All that being said, I'm longing for your PRAYERS right now! It has been confusing for me to try and keep in touch and correlate with people in these three different countries, and we have yet to apply for my visas. I have felt so out of my element in trying to figure out the procedure for planning a trip and coordinating the schedule when I'm going alone. I'm so thankful for help from Bill at MFM in planning and booking my tickets! Please be praying over the planning, communication and just that the Holy Spirit would give me peace and direction as I'm preparing and trying to pull things together.
It means so much to have you as a teammate in this ministry!!! Thank you for making this ministry possible!