When I was 6 we had a missionary visit our little church and talk about Africa. I really do not remember anything about it except, that from that day on I had felt like I was supposed to be a missionary to Africa.
I love to hear people's stories of mission trips to Africa and when I have heard of someone going I have always wanted to hide in their suitcase and go with.
Later in college I decided to pursue nursing school, so I could be a medical missionary to Africa.
Before Jeromy and I began dating. Way back when Jeromy was boarding the plane to go off to Alaska, as I was telling him see ya later. I said something to the effect that I was going to be a single missionary to Africa. Thankfully it only took him a week to decide to call me back anyway.
My long standing joke is that I tell God I wanted to go to Africa not Athol.
My late Gpa Dave would tease me every time Africa came up. He would always tell me he was praying I couldn't go to Africa. I would say No Gpa, I want to go and he would just laugh.
Jeromy and I have pursued trips to Africa, but none of them have worked out.
Not until now.....
See I have been following a blog....
...a blog of a very passionate woman, one that loves the orphans and loves Jesus.
A woman that is leading a team to Kampala, Uganda. Linny is quickly becoming one of my greatest heroes here on earth, and I am excited she is quickly becoming a friend through this process of getting ready for the trip.
No, I have never met her, but I love her and I am going to serve along side her, Lord willing.
Another amazing thing is I get to go with 2 wonderful gals from church. (this story I will post separately) We go sometime around April 4-16th and we get to love on little children in the name of Jesus.
Please pray for us as we prepare for the trip.
Terah's passport is going to require a little more work, pray she has time to get it through.
God calls all of us to serve him, to deny ourselves and follow him. For the last 30 years he has called me to Athol and Alaska and back again. Now as I get to be called to Uganda for 2 weeks I pray that God will show us His will. You see I really feel it is for much more than a 2 week trip. I don't think God would have prepared me for 30 years to go if that was all he had for us. I have no idea what his plan is but pray our hearts will be open to His leading.