The Journey Begins Now
Well friends, it looks like I’m starting this blogging stuff and I am pretty excited for this journey!!
The countdown begins and our adventure awaits.
As it may already be known to you, this March I will be going to El Salvador with my family and a few other families from our church. While we’re there, we’re going to be building homes for families in need. We’ll also have the opportunity to connect with the people living in the city that we will be in.
So this is what this blog is all about. If you’re buying my bracelets I think it’s fair that I share what The Lord is doing in my heart, and the hearts of others while we’re preparing for this trip.
I remember a little over a year ago, my mom asked my dad and I if we’d be interested in going on this mission trip with the church to El Salvador. To be completely honest, I did not want to go AT ALL. I can’t remember why, I just remember not wanting to go one bit. Even though I was not interested, my mom signed us up anyways (classic moms), but to my relief, there was a long waitlist and it didn’t look as though we were ever going to get to the top.
A little while later throughout the year, after I had completely forgotten all about this trip, I started to realize that this was going to be my last March break and I wanted to do something meaningful and impactful. So I started to ponder the idea that it would be cool to go on a mission trip of some sort. At this point I had gotten into the LIT program at camp for the summer. I remember thinking “I’m sure God will reveal some sort of missions trip for me over this summer, and if he doesn’t then ill start doing some research when I get home.”
Then one day in the middle in the summer I got a call from my mom. We were catching up, then, all excited, she told me that it was our turn on the list, that we had gotten to the top, and then she said that she needed to get back to them as to whether we could go or not so she needed a definite answer from me. Obviously, there was no doubt in my mind that this was a yes. I remember after this phone call I felt so refreshed and so excited.
It’s crazy how The Lord softens and changes hearts without us even being aware during the process. My prayer is that we will continue to let Him soften our hearts as we are preparing to completely humble ourselves for this week of service.
God is good my friends.
Thank you for reading and for supporting me along this journey xx
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship." Romans 12:1