Last month I shared about how I’m going back to Haiti. Well, the time has come! In a time span of only about 6 or 7 weeks, a team of 18 other people joined me, most of them from my church, 4 of them are people I know from other churches.
With only one day left to pack, many things are going through my mind. My wife shared her feelings on her blog. Here are mine:
- My pregnant wife feels like God is calling her to come on this trip. I sure hope she’s right because I’m super-nervous about her bringing our unborn baby to Haiti.
- It’ll be tough to leave our 8-month girl behind for so long, so far away. She’ll be in good hands, but still… I’ll miss her like crazy.
- It’ll be fun to have my brother with me on this trip. My sister-in-law is coming, too!
- My last experience of leading an international missions trip two summers ago was an absolute nightmare for me. That makes me a little apprehensive about leading this one.
- I’m expecting this experience in Haiti to be totally different from my last trip. I’m not really sure why — I just do.
- I’m excited to see my teammates’ faith stretched and to be a part of that growth in everyone’s lives.
- I really pray that there will be no complaining or poor attitudes on the trip. I don’t anticipate that there will be, but I know I have a low tolerance for moods like that on trips like this.
- I’m busting out my guitar for the first time in 3 years for this trip. My fingers are so wussy now!
- I’m really proud of a lot of the people on this team. Many of them are taking some very significant steps of faith to make this trip possible.
- I hope we’re able to give and serve more than we receive.
- I committed to this trip knowing God would take care of the finances for me and Dana, and He did!
Please pray for me and the rest of my teammates on this trip. Pray also for our Adventures In Missions team leader, Deb White. I anticipate that this will be a spiritually and emotionally taxing experience just like last time. Pray for our health, safety, morale, servant hearts, interpersonal relationships and, most of all, that God would ultimately be glorified through us.
Follow our trip online
There’s a 50/50 chance that I will have limited access to an Internet connection while we’re there. If I end up being on the right side of the 50% chance, I’ll occasionally post updates, prayer requests, pictures and maybe even short video clips while we’re there. Just follow me on Twitter or become a fan of my Facebook page. Also, our Adventures In Missions team leader, Deb White, will be posting updates on AIM’s website here.
Thanks for your prayers, everyone!
Posted on April 21, 2010