I have exciting news! I am going to Ethiopia in July. The reason I am so excited is because for over 30 years, I have written in my journals that I want to go to another country to share the love of Jesus. Back in 1988, I didn’t have any idea what that would look like, and until the end of 2018, the desire for a cross-cultural trip was still an unfulfilled dream, a yearning I thought was from God.
Over the years, we have financially supported and prayed for many who have been called to go. I have prayed that my children would have a heart for missions. Ashleigh has gone to Uganda, NYC, Maui, Ukraine, and China. Katie has served hurting, impoverished children in our own city, Patrick has gone to NYC and Honduras. The Lord has already abundantly answered my requests.
But now, finally, it is my turn to go. Since most of my regular blog readers are my dearest friends and each one of you have played an important role in my life, I want to share my journey with you. In the coming months, I will give you a peek into my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you, Jesus, for giving me this desire of my heart. I go knowing you lead me. I open my hands releasing all expectations and embrace all you want to teach me/show me. Please guide me to know exactly what to bring. Fill me with you Spirit so your love, grace and truth will overflow into the lives of those I encounter.