The World Race

I'm doing it. I'm finally doing something.
For the past 5 years I've known God wanted me to do missions work. What, and where, I haven't been sure. I've considered going to Guatemala, but I haven't. I've done a couple short trips, but I knew I was supposed to do more than just leave home for a week or two. But what was it that I was supposed to do? Even after 2 years of lots of prayer, I didn't know.

Hanging out with elementary school kids in El Salvador this summer 
Still praying and seeking God's will, this summer I heard about something called the World Race. That was it! This is what I'm supposed to do right now. Not forever, but now.

Bubbles were a hit with the kids in Guatemala last Summer
The World Race is an 11 month mission trip with an organization called Adventures in Missions. I, and the 54 other members of my squad, will be going to 11 different countries, on 4 different continents, in that time.

The ladies I got to sew with in Guatemala
I am thrilled to get to do this! The day I got the phone call saying I was accepted to go on the trip I was stuck between laughing, crying, and wanting to shout for joy the rest of the afternoon!

Doing a program at a school in El Salvador
This trip is the beginning for me. I'm praying that through this trip, spending a month, rather than just a week, in each country, and nearly a year on the mission field, God will give me some more direction on what he wants me to do long term.

The sweet baby I got to hold for an afternoon in Guatemala
I leave in January. Please pray for me as I prepare for my trip. I know this is what I'm supposed to be doing, and I am beyond happy to have this opportunity. In order to go though, I do need to raise quite a bit of money, $16,617, to be exact. If you feel led, you can contribute to my trip through my world race blog, alyssawesselmann.theworldrace.org. If you can't donate, no worries, I understand, but I would still love for you to check out my World Race blog to see what I'm up to and read more about how I heard about it and why I've chosen to do it. 

I look forward to sharing more about this trip as I prepare for it, and of course sew my wardrobe to bring along!

Comments

  1. Oh how cool! I am very excited for you. I will be praying for you - for the funds and for the whole experience.
    Sandy in the UK

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