Tuesday, February 16, 2010
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. That is the current state of my heart right about now. I'm not quite sure how I will be able to find sleep tonight. I've got so much running through my head, and even more through my heart. I feel like I am going to spontaneously combust. One might wonder "why is she freaking out?"
My answer to that is: because my tire blew on the I-10 freeway today while I was driving in the fast lane. Just kidding. Actually, that really did happen to me today, but the real reason I am freaking out is because as of tonight, I am visiting Africa this summer. Did you catch that? Me + Africa. That completely equals FREAK OUT. And I'm excited.
A quick scoop of my story is this... ever since last summer, I have felt a distinct prompt to go to Africa. Not just any part of Africa, but South Africa. For the past semester, I have been laboring in prayer over this subject. I'm still slightly puzzled because the place I am going is Malawi -- it is in Southern Africa -- but it is definitely not South Africa. Yes, I am puzzled, but when a door opens up in life, I've learned that it's just best to go through and don't try and figure out why. It's all part of the adventure, even if it's going against my inquisitive nature. I started my journey towards this open door a few weeks ago, and as of tonight solidified it. All that to say, May 14th is a ways away and I am holding it loosely because let's face it... anything could happen.
The trip I am going on is a Medical/Agricultural trip. Did I mention that I am excited? A) I love getting my hands dirty and B) medicine is kind of cool. Mainly I am excited to be touched by the people I will encounter. So here's my plan for the next few months. Fund-raise. The fund-raising deadline is March 12th. That means that I will need 3,000 dollars donated by March 12th. That gives me exactly 24 days. Hello. Is this a stumbling block for me? Not in the slightest. Just another opportunity for lots of prayer and definitely fasting. God has met my needs thus far (as evidenced by my summer... if you haven't heard the crazy stories of prayers answered in my life please ask because I definitely love sharing about the provision of God in my life!) and the only way to put it is that I am in faith for this. The only thing I'm not really looking forward to is asking people. :\ Talk about an awkward spot to be in. But I'm really not a gold-digger, and I can't do this on my own. So bring on the faith.
Yeah, I am excited. Pray with me? Pray for me? :) It's days like these that excite me for the great adventures to come.