Friday, May 09, 2008

The trip that almost wasn't

I haven't talked much about my mission trip because things were up in the air. When my Aunt told my Uncle that she wanted to go with me, he initialy told her it was too dangerous. Now has my Uncle ever been to Guatemala? No. Has my Uncle ever been out of the United States? No. So his thoughts on a mission trip were completely without any real facts. He only knew that going to a poor country could be dangerous. But then again we live right outside of New York City which is definitely dangerous and we go there all the time.

So when we thought that my Aunt would not be going with me, Vinay didn't think I should go alone. To be honest I was a little nervous to go alone but, I would have still gone. I was determined to go. So after some long talks with my Aunt and my Uncle, he finally agreed that it was ok to go. And that going with a mission group was safe.

To be honest I feel that I will be perfectly safe. I will be staying in Antigua and the orphanage is about an hour away.

I'm starting to get really excited about going. The more things come together the more I feel that this is what I'm suppose to be doing.

I was also happy that I could share this experience through a great new website.

This organization is the doing of some great people including my blogger friend Angel.
It's a great place for people who want to do something to end extreme poverty, but don't know where to begin. If this website had been up months ago, I would have had a much easier time finding a mission trip to go on.


Kim said...

I'm so excited for you!! When are you going? What orphanage are you going to be working at? I can't wait to follow you on this new journey!!

Michelle Smiles said...

Very exciting - I hope the trip is wonderful. I've been missing Guatemala a lot this last few months so you'll have to post photos.

Ginger--Maya's mommy said...

OOOHHHHH, I am so excited for you. Guatemala and Maya's FM and culture has been so heavy on my heart the past few weeks.

Ellie said...

YA!~ RLC~!~!~!~

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO with you on this~

Can't wait!