In a few short hours, my mom and I will board a big 'ol plane headed for Ethiopia. I am ready! Ready to see what God has in store for me. I am ready for God to show me big, huge things. Ready for the doors of opportunity to swing wide open.
Yesterday, I had a last minute chinese lunch date with a friend. Along with our bill, we were served the usual stale fortune cookies. My family and I like to make up our own fortunes....well because, the ones that are normally written are just plain stupid! As I read my little crumbled slip of paper, I began to sob, right there at the table. "Sometimes traveling to a new place leads to great transformation." Oh, to be transformed into the image of Jesus is something I long for. To see what God's sees, to cry and weep over the things that He weeps over. May this trip serve as a vehicle of great transformation within my heart and life. May it spread into my family, my community, my world. May I be part of the solution for those that are lost and hurting.
Would you join with me and the vision of Into the Streets of Ethiopia? Would you cry out to God on behalf of those that we will be serving over the next 11 days? From the airport staff, airline employees and hundreds of precious Ethiopians we will encounter? It is an honor to represent YOU who have given and prayed for this ministry. YOU are a part of this journey!
I will try to blog and post photos from Ethiopia. Please continue to pray for my sweet husband, my wonderful children and my dad. They are holding the fort up at home! To those that are helping with my children and their crazy schedules while I am away, THANKS! Without you, this would not be possible. You are a part of the work God is doing!
A beautiful new friend gave me a new cd last week and the words to this song have blessed me so much. I encourage you to download this song at iTunes.