Monthly Archives: October 2013

“To travel is to live.”

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       In just a about a week and a half I will be on my way to Rwanda. It’s a little bit hard for me to believe it, but it is really happening.

       I’m not sure when, or how it happened, but for as long as I can remember I have wanted to go to Africa. It is a place that God put on my heart at a very young age, and to finally be going to that place is like living a dream. I rarely build things up in my mind, for fear of disappointment, but this is different, I have built it up as high as it can go, and for once I’m not afraid of disappointment. I know that it will be everything that I have ever hoped for and more.

       My trip to The Philippines three years ago increased my longing for Africa, and my longing for missions in general. The first time that I ever truly felt God’s presence was at the orphanage in the Philippines. It was like nothing that I’d ever experienced before, and nothing since then has felt the same. I know that God is always, always with me, and that His presence is constant. I know that He is here in the US, and that He is doing just as much work here as he is in any other country, but my heart belongs in other places.

       I’m very excited to embark on this adventure (with the wonderful people that I have yet to meet) and see what God has in store for us. Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers.