Thursday, June 24, 2010

We have our flights!

I just received my flight schedule....this is really happening! As soon as I read it, I was filled with many mixed emotions....excitement, joy, fear, and a bit of anxiety! I can not wait to get there....especially after reading all of Ashlie's updates and seeing her photos...the need for us is so great...but I have never even left the country before, let alone traveled without my family across the world for 2 weeks! I know that there is no room for fear or anxiety as I begin this journey...I have been spending more time in prayer, asking the Lord to prepare my mind, body and heart for what is to come. Never in my life will I have to rely so much on my faith! If anyone has any words of wisdom...or any helpful hints to pack for this climate (has to fit in carry-on) I would be so grateful!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mission Itinerary

July 18th
*Depart US for Uganda 8:30pm

July 19th
*Arrive in Entebbe at 11:40pm...head straight to the Sophie Hotel for the night

July 20th
*"Return Ministries Uganda" and the Kampala Market

July 21st
*"Return Ministries Uganda" and "My Father's House" orphanage
*Head to Jinja for the night

July 22nd
*"Canaans's Children's Home"
*Boat ride on the Nile

July 23rd
*Back to "Canaan's Children's Home" in the morning and afternoon
*Head to "Amazima" at night to help prepare for the feeding program on Saturday

July 24th
*"Amazima" feeding program

July 25th
*Church with Pastor Isaac
*Lead the children's Sunday school
*Depart to Addis at 6:00pm....arrive in Ethiopia at 8:00pm

July 26th
*Day at Fistula Hospital

July 27th
*Korah Dump with Project 61

July 28th
*AWA Transitional Home and Kids Care

July 29th
*"The Forsaken Children" Program

July 30th
*"A Hope" HIV orphanages

July 31st
*"Hope for Entoto" impoverished children program
*Arrive at airport for 10:00pm departure to US

Aug 1st
*Arrive HOME...not sure what time yet :)

Doctor's Visit

I finally made it to the doctor went very well...left with four different prescriptions to fill before I depart, a order for blood work, a sore arm (tetanus shot) and a clean bill of health to travel! Many thanks to Dr. Sharma! Next on the list...finish remainder of vaccines at the health department asap, finish collecting and organizing donations for the orphanages, get supplies, pack and pray that I can raise the rest of the money I need to get there! I don't know where the time has gone...I kept telling myself I had plenty of time to get things done and now I leave in just a few weeks! So exciting!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Little over 30 days until we leave!

I can't believe we will be on our way in just a little over a month! I can not say thank you enough to everyone who has offered their support and prayers on this journey. I am truly blessed! Over the next few days, I will post our trip itinerary. Please continue to pray for me and all others on this trip as we prepare to leave...thank you!

Monday, March 15, 2010

On Monday, July 19th I will be heading to the orphanages of Africa with 25 other amazing people to hold, love, nurture and share the love of God. I can't put into words how excited I am to be a part of this amazing trip. I knew that I would go on a mission one day, I just never imagined it would be this soon and to Africa! I have never really had a strong calling to anything specific, but when Ashlie called me that day to tell me she wanted to do this, I knew immediately it was the trip for me!

Thursday, March 18th is our first trip fundraiser! Applebees will be donating 10% from each check of people who bring in one of our flyers! I have flyers to give you, or if I won't see you before Thursday, we will be there with a stack! If you can't make it, please just keep this fundraiser and this trip in your daily prayers!

Lots of Love,