it just so happened that it took me a month to email my church about honduras.
i got a pretty prompt email back asking me to call.
i didn’t call.
on february 15, when i saw the announcement, i had listened to the sermon and come out with the conclusion that if the trip utilized my spiritual gifts, i would take that as affirmation to go.
i have heard of one mission trip to honduras before this one. it was a construction trip. that is definitely not one of my gifts.
i had a suspicion this one might be the same, so it was easier to let it go. and either way, God was telling me that honduras was not the trip.
but the trip to spain was teaching english. i was a month away from completing my english degree, i had taught reading at kumon for over a year, and the trip i took to venezuela in 2007 was also to teach esl with the same missionaries we’ll be working with in spain.
i didn’t want to go to spain.
i didn’t want to teach esl.
but if the trip matched my gifts, i knew He was saying to go.
do you want to know, of all the spiritual gifts tests i’ve taken, what is always my most strongly rated gift?
go figure, right?