we had our last meeting for spain on sunday morning.
i leave this friday, and i can’t believe it’s here already. it seems just yesterday i was jocularly asking if i could go on this trip, while really thinking of going to honduras, and yet here i am.
you know what i found out about the trip to honduras? it really did fit my gifts: they’re running a VBS and visiting an orphanage.
my heart hurt for a little as i stared at the bulletin where it said that, two sundays ago.
but as my mother said recently, God doesn’t make mistakes. and i know He has a purpose in this trip to spain, even though i don’t know specifically yet what that purpose is.
i surrendered honduras in peace a few months ago and i know, without a doubt, i am supposed to be in spain.
will you pray with us this week as we prepare to go? and will you continue praying as we’re there?
+ that our team is faithful to Christ’s vision for this trip and maintain unity in the face of that. He has made it clear this is His trip. we’re just invited along to serve.
+ for the hearts of the spanish people to whom we’ll be ministering, whether they be our students, neighbors of the missionaries, or random people we encounter. that their hearts would be softened and sensitive to the Lord’s voice, calling them closer to Him.
+ for the missionaries, that their hearts are renewed and encouraged for His service by our presence. that God would give them rest and encouragement during these next weeks.
+ for safe travels. at 6pm est, we take off from detroit to land in paris at midnight est, 6am paris/madrid time. for rest and refreshment as we travel, and that we adjust quickly to the time change.
+ for our technology to hold up. i am taking my computer and my ipod, and others on our team are taking various other technological devices to further facilitate communication between ourselves and our supporters. we bought an adapter, but i am still terrified i will fry my computer. (i fried my ipod dock in poland, even with an adapter. so this is a request borne out of experience and not just unreasonable paranoia, although i do have my fair share of the latter as well.)
+ for patience, for flexibility, for grace, for all of us involved in this mighty endeavor of God in spain. for all other fruits of the spirit! for God to grow us, break us, mold us, transform us.
we just want to serve Jesus well. your support makes His vision for this trip to spain turn. thank you for being the hands that gave and pray, so that on friday, we can be the feet that go.