I AM EXCITED FOR:
seeing the faces of some of my favorite people in this world AND hearing their voices.
hearing the joyful singing of God’s beautiful Malawian children.
sitting through 4 hour church services that show me what real worship is. that bring you right into God’s powerful presence.
using the knowledge I have to poor into this community. I may feel inadequate, but in all reality I most likely know much more than they have had the opportunity to learn.
playing phase 10 with the pastors, and most likely losing. and being in the only place where somehow losing doesn’t make me angry :) at least they call it the “angel seat.” that makes a person feel better about being a little bit of a loser.
endless amounts of fanta. and cocopina. and passion fruit. soda you don’t get everyday here!
chicken and chips. fried chicken and french fries to us americans, may not seem so wonderful, but it tastes good just thinking about it. when a girl lives on rice and beans, a little chicken and potato in the diet is always wonderful!
playing with some of the greatest children in this world. and letting them laugh while i try to dance. and showing them what it is like to be loved.
taking tons of pictures, its just what i do :) and i have enough memory to take 3 times as many pictures as last time—4,000 pictures should be enough??
I AM AFRAID OF:
losing baggage- I really need my things to arrive with me!
the unknowns of my project.
the things I will be missing back home.
but through it all…the excitement and the fears…i am relying fully on my God. a God who will give me all the strength I need. a God who is with me wherever I go. a God who will not give me anything I cannot handle. a God who has a plan when I feel undirected. a God who is more excited for the plans he has for me, than I can imagine. see, he knows where I am going. he knows each and every person I will meet. he knows how I will not only change other people’s lives, but how I myself will change. so casting all the excitement and fears aside, let’s see how God works in the next 6 1/2 weeks.