In ONE MONTH, I will be going on a mission trip with my good friend Catherine Harvey to PORTUGAL. I am psyched about this trip and can't wait to see what God plans to do there! We will be working with missionary family Michael and Cristi Gerecke in Coimbra, who were placed there through the IMB. They are AGGIES - WHOOP! - and were members at our church before they were called to go overseas.
We plan to minister to families and students they have built relationships with through teaching them about the American custom of Thanksgiving. There will be LOTS of cooking!! And I'm sure LITTLE sleep! If you will, please pray for me these next few weeks as it sinks in that this will be the FIRST long trip away from the little guy. I'm okay right now, but I'm feeling like the next few weeks will be harder for me to focus on the MISSION and not how I'm feeling about being away from my family. And did I mention that I usually get air sick? Dramamine is my friend, but I've never had to fly more than 3 hours at a time. YIKES. And most importantly, please pray for the people in Portugal... that their hearts would be open, that the Lord would give us opportunities to share the gospel with them, and that they would see a radiant reflection of Christ through us.
If you're interested in hearing more about the trip, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. CAN'T WAIT!!!