This Wednesday, I'll be hopping on a plane for the very first time (YIKKKKKES!) and heading to Dallas...then Miami...and then Haiti.
First plane ride, first mission trip, first time sleeping with no A/C, first time showering with no hot water, lots & lots of firsts.
Everyone I've spoken to tells me it will be an experience that changes me forever. I feel so incredibly ill-equipped to do God's work, but as the saying goes "God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called."
I'm banking on those words to get me through my 8-day trip. I'm blessed to be traveling with an amazing group from my church, and I'm looking forward to loving on some orphaned Haitian children.
There are hundreds of kids there whose parents have either died or abandoned them simply because they can no longer care for them in the wake of the earthquake.
I've been told we will be surrounded by children who just want to hug us or hold our hands. They don't want toys, cell phones or computers, they want love. I CAN do that.
I'm sure I'll have lots of things to say upon my return, but until then, pray for me, friends!