As some of you may know, I am headed off to a country in South Asia in just 3 short days. I have been preparing for this missions trip since mid January and yet...I hardly feel prepared at all! But isn't that how it always seems to go? We prep, gather, sort, and organize until all seems to be in place but somehow it never feels quite right, settled, finished. In those times all I can do is tell myself that I won't ever feel prepared; and perhaps I may not ever BE prepared. But I know a God who uses the broken, lost, hurt, and even the unprepared people for the most wonderful things. As I prepare physically for this trip, God is preparing me spiritually to go where He has called me - and that is enough despite the feelings of not being ready. Yes I will deal with anxiety, and yes I will deal with fear, I will even deal with the feelings of inadequacy, but I know that these are human emotions that I must turn over to God each time I doubt who He has made me.
On this missions trip I will be able to work with a group of 7 people, only 2 of whom I know. Our group will mostly be working with orphaned children and widows throughout various regions. We will also be dedicating some fresh water wells to quite a number of peoples and villages. This is such an amazing thing! People in remote places will be able to finally have fresh water. Some of our work will be preaching the Gospel on the streets as well as at believers meetings. The thing I am most excited about is our chance to work with not one, but THREE different unreached people groups!
Although I feel uneasy, I know that my journey lies within God's hands and that is enough to settle my heart. Please continue to pray for me, the group, and the people we will be able to help and love on this amazing trip!