In just a few short days, I along with ten others will be traveling to Thailand. As I said in my recent post, we will be working in an orphanage(s), traveling to a village, helping out at a university with college students, doing a women’s ministry, and doing a prayer walk around the city. I have never left American soil, so I am beyond excited to walk on Thailand soil!
During these past few weeks our leader, Dr. Ed would ask each of us, “Use one word to describe how you are feeling about the trip.” One of the very first word to go was, “excited” so the rest of us would quickly think of a word and say, “pumped, thrilled, nervous, blessed, etc…” You had to shout out a word before someone would take it or else you would have to think really hard to find a word to describe how you were feeling. Now, if I would ask myself how I am feeling about the trip I would say, shocked, but in a good way. I cannot believe that my first semester as a freshman is just about over and I am traveling the whole way around the world in just a few short days. To be honest, it felt like it would never come! The only thing standing in my way are two papers and two finals then I am DONE my first semester of college! Back to why I chose the word, shocked. A few months ago, around November when I threw the idea out to my parents they were a little hesitated. My parents have been a little hesitated since I threw the idea out to them when I was in the sixth grade. Ever since I was in the sixth grade, I have felt called to over seas ministry. Do I know where. No. I have no idea! But, I enjoy it that way, at times, because it will be very exciting to see how God will open up doors, or close them. God has opened up an incredible opportunity to be able to travel to Thailand with an awesome group of people. I still cannot believe that I have such a great opportunity to be able to go across the globe and to share the gospel with those who need it. I am also speechless that all of our money came in, ALL PRAISE AND GLORY TO GOD. God is so good. That is all I have to say about that, because I am still in awe about it.
Please continue to be praying for my team as we prepare ourselves and as we all are finishing up our school work. I cannot believe that in a week from now, my journey will begin. My journey of a lifetime to a beautiful country with beautiful people.