One month from today, I will board a Royal Dutch Airlines flight bound for Uganda. Believe me when I tell you that this trip is a stretch for me in every way – spiritually, emotionally, physically, and financially. I am traveling with several other members from my church on what will be my first missions trip. Until now, I had a romanticized view of mission trips and those that are called to this work. Like me, you’ve probably seen many photos of missionaries in rural African villages holding cute little babies. “Hey, I can do that too,” I would say to myself.
Today, the reality of what I am about to embark upon is starting to take shape. Both family and friends are predicting that this will be a life-changing experience. I suspect that it will be and that I will return after 14 days with a new perspective on many things. I welcome change. I believe that change sets the atmosphere for personal growth and improvement. More than that, I am excited about the opportunity to serve and to simply be a vessel demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ.
I will provide regular updates leading up to my day of departure. I will also upload photos and reports from Uganda as often as possible. Our team is engaged in regular prayer and fasting. We’re excited and confident in knowing that God will perform a mighty work for the 1 Uganda Project.
Meditate on this: “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who shall go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” – Isaiah 6:8