Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Can I do more than pray?

Ever since starting Olivia's adoption I have wanted to go on a mission trip. I've always had this pull, that it was something I needed to do. Of course the adoption consumed my life and then once Olivia came home, life just sort of took over.

But every once and awhile I would get that pull again to go. But I never did it. To be honest I was scared. Scared to leave Vinay and Liv. Scared to do something on my own. Scared of how hard the work would be, that I wouldn't be able to hack it. Scared that I would get sick there. Scared of the hotel accommodations, I have actually changed rooms in hotels for many reasons, Last time it was because the room was too close to the elevator. Scared to leave my comfort zone. It's easier to just write a check, than to get personally involved. But I have to do more for these poor Guatemalan children than just pray.

This weekend I broke to news to Vinay, I am going on a mission trip this August. It is time to face my fears and do something.

I will be going with my aunt and with this ministry.


In a few months I will put out a supply list. Please be as generous as you can.

Here is the youtube video, that made me seriously consider going. It for a different ministry, but it really makes you think


JuJu - said...

Thanks so much for posting this and I am so proud of you for going ahead and going back to Guatemala:)
You wil never regret it -
Your daughter will only respect you more:)

Thanks also for the video - we wll need ot remember everthing that was in that video -

it is oh so easy to get caught up in our comfy lives:)

Love and hugs


Tricia said...

Nikki! Man, I am thrilled for you! BEYOND thrilled!

Please let me know what I can send for your trip!


Alleen said...

I too have been thinking about this and trying to overcome my fears.

I'll definitely check back for your supply list.

Angel said...

GIRL! I am so proud of you and excited for you. This is wonderful news. Huge Hugs! You are gonna be hooked on helping and wanna come back with me next year. ;0)You are the bomb. Angel

Anonymous said...

God bless you God bless you God bless you!!!!
How awsome of you to go to Guat and help God's precious children.
I went to Guat to bring my daughter home and we took a tour and I saw the poverty and it ripped my heart. I would love to go back and do missionary work. What you are doing is God's will, and He will protect you.
:) :) :) Laura