In five days I'm off to El Salvador! Yep, I'm going on another mission trip!
About a year ago I went to Guatemala. Going to Guatemala had been on my heart for a few years, so when the opportunity arose I took it. I considered going back to Guatemala, long term, to start a goat ministry. Well, as you know, I'm still here, in the U.S.
I have been praying for direction for over a year now, and I'm still not sure what I'm doing. I'm involved in good things here that I feel God has led me to be involved in. Guatemala, though, or some foreign mission field, is still on my heart.
So, that brings me to El Salvador. The church my youngest brother attends youth group at was planning a trip to El Salvador. My mom heard about it and suggested I see if I could go. I figured, why not? So, one week, I dropped my brother off at youth group and asked the youth pastor if it might be possible for me to go on the trip. He said he'd check and get back to me. So, I waited. Finally, three weeks later, he called to say, if I was still interested, I could go! Yes! I was going to El Salvador!
I am really excited about this! Of course my main goal for this trip is to demonstrate Jesus' Love to others, but I have another hope too. I am really hoping that this trip, going on another mission trip, getting out of the country again, will give me some more perspective in whether or not I am supposed to go to the mission field somewhere for an extended period of time. I want answers, and I'm hoping a change in setting will being me closer to those answers.
Now, what will we be doing on this trip? Well there are three separate teams within our team. A medical team, a construction team, and a street team. I'm on the street team. We will be sharing the Gospel with kids in different areas through songs, skits, and stories. I love kids so I'm rather excited about this!
So, in less than 5 days I will be on my way to El Salvador. I humbly ask for your prayers while I'm gone. Prayers for safe travels and health, but mostly prayers that Jesus will touch the hearts of everyone involved, those of us on the team and those we will be working with. Prayers that we will be able to effectively present the Gospel. It is our job to go where we are called, it's God's job to work through us.