Just so you know, it took me months to come up with a blog title.
I knew this day would come. The day when I make my first blog post and become "official." (I'm excited, in a nerdy way.) I am definitely a blog-stalker, so I have just been waiting for the right time to start a blog. I think now is good. : )
Well, I'm going to Mexico. And then Peru. And then Haiti. Within 4.5 months. And I couldn't be more thrilled!
The Mexico trip is with our BCM at LSU. I have been before, so I am mainly excited about re-visiting the relationships that were built back in 2007. Our trip is to Monclova, Mexico (about 4 hours south of the border, I think...) over spring break (April 3-10). I'm also excited to use and practice my Spanish.
Next is Peru: this trip is from May 11-May 30 with the IMB. 3 weeks of beautiful Peruvian people in the mountains outside of Lima. The Lord has closed and opened many doors regarding this trip, and I know that this is going to be an incredible time of service. I am antsy to meet the team (if I have one...?) and to show Christ's love to sweet Peruvian children. eeee!! I hope to practice more Spanish here, too!
In-between: VBS with Swartz (June 1-5), Jess and Joe's WEDDING! (June 13), birthday (June 21), CROSS CAMP, BABY!! (July 13-25), and probably helping mom at work. Then...
Haiti! July 27 - August 5, with an amazing team: Brandon Broussard, Garrison Griffith, Jess Williamson, Sydney Lengefeld, and Annie Rainwater. It's going to be phenomenal. 10 days in the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Can't wait to see the things God does through this trip, too. No Spanish here, though -- Haitian Creole is their native tongue. Looks like I'll need to brush up on my creole. ha! Bonswa Zamie.
As I sit here in 509 Evangeline all alone, needing to sleep or do homework, I am thinking of many things I need to do to prepare for these trips:
- pray A LOT!
- send out support letters
- get a Spanish Bible
- buy Chacos! : )
- get immunizations. :/
Guess school will just have to wait. hehehe. : )
*as of 2/26, no more Mexico trip due to drug wars. pum pum... more to come on this soon.*