Yesterday in carpool, a friend came up to me and said,
"Girl! When exactly are you leaving?!
I keep checking your blog and you haven't put a lick of information up there!!
If you're going to have one of those things, you better keep it properly updated!"
But who stinkin' has time to blog!
(seriously....in the 15 minutes it should have taken me to write this
I have had 22 interruptions -
a baby waking up from a nap;
a poopy diaper on said baby;
sheets that needed to be changed from said diaper;
itchy mosquito bites;
a cut that needed a band-aid;
a cranky, teething 18-month-old....
you get the picture!)
Then I remember my uber-savvy bloggy mom friends like
(a homeschooling mom of 5)
(a homeschooling mom of 4)
(a mama of 5)
(a quasi-homeschooling mama of 4)
Somehow, in the middle of mayhem, they keep their blogs updated.
Pointers, girls. Please!
But, once again, I digress.
So, Ann...here's your update!!
I'm leaving on a jet plane in less than 48 hours!
Yup! Saturday afternoon,
13 of us are embarking on the first ever SixtyFeet missions trip!
Crazy thing about this?
I'm 37 years old and this is my first official missions trip.
So many sweet friends have asked a myriad of questions
(which blesses my heart!),
so I've created this FAQs section, just for you!
When are you leaving?
Saturday, Sept. 3
When are you coming back?
Monday, Sept. 12
Who is taking care of your kids?
Who all is going? Is it only folks from your church?
Nope. There are only 5 of us from Atlanta, 4 of whom attend our church.
God has brought together folks from all over the country.
People that love SixtyFeet
and have a heart for the orphan.
Most of us have never met before (and cyber-space doesn't count!)
I betcha we'll know each other a heck of a lot better after these 10 days!
What are you guys going to do while in Uganda?
We are going to love on the kids.
We have no project to complete.
We have no agenda.
We are going hug.
Which Remand Centres are you going to visit?
It will be a busy week!
How can I pray for you while you are gone?
That this trip would not be about me, but about the glory of God.
That God would help me to decrease so that He may increase.
That I would follow the Spirit's leading.
That I wouldn't go in trying to "fix" anything or anyone.
That we would be an encouragement to our Ugandan Team, not a burden.
That we would be able to show the hope and love of Jesus to these children.
That our team would be a cohesive unit and love one another.
That God would strengthen my husband as a single daddy of 4 girls while I'm gone.
That He would give Daddy extra measures of patience, grace and love.
That my own children would have a calm spirit.
That my own children would understand why mommy needs to leave her precious babies for 10 days.
For clarity with our adoption.
For a chance to hug our African daughter.
Will you be doing any adoption stuff while you are there?
This one is a tough one.
There's enough here for a post unto its own.
(Which maybe I can write on my 23 hour flight!)
Let's just say that I was prepared to do adoption stuff this week.
Then stuff happened.
So, now I'm not.
But, Scott is headed back to Uganda in 3 weeks.
So, hopefully he'll be able to get some stuff done.
All I can say is...
Are you scared?
There's a saying we utter quite often 'round here.
It goes something like this...
"I'd rather be in Uganda!"
No. I'm not scared.
Part of my heart is in Uganda.
Some of the people I admire most in my life are in Uganda.
Never before and no where else have I felt the Spirit of the Lord like I do in Uganda.
I've never met more beautiful people,
on the inside and out.
I've waited for over 9 months to get my feet back on that red soil.
Is there another missions trip that SixtyFeet is taking that I can go on?
Why, I'm glad you asked! Check out this handy-dandy link:
If, by chance, you still have a lingering question,
leave a comment and I'll do my best to answer it before Saturday!
So, thanks y'all for all of your dear prayers,
donations for us to take on the trip,
and your love and support.
May I come back a different gal.