February 11, 2009

Starting To Sink In

Our Peru team had its first meeting Sunday night. Sitting in the pew, listening to my Pastor explain the preparation involved for this trip still months away really brought it home to me.

I'm going to Peru.

A foreign country. Have I ever mentioned that I took Latin in high school and college? That I dropped out of high school Spanish after a week, and can only count to 10?

I'm going to Peru.

Lord, why me? What can I possibly give to these people?

I'm going to Peru.

The deposit is paid, and I'm trusting God for the rest. I've seen how He's provided for my trip, and for R's trip to Mississippi next week. It's going to happen. I'm hopping a plane in just a few months, and I know I'll never be the same.

I'm tucking the list of 34 others in my Bible to begin lifting them before the Lord.

I'm praying about preparing the testimony He wants me to share.

I'm making lifestyle changes for my health.

He's got something in store, friends...and I don't want to miss it!


Joanne : The Simple Wife said...

I am so stinkin' excited for you! Would you send me the dates so I can put them on my calendar. Cause I need to be just that practical so I'll pray when I say I will!

Love ya!

Heather C said...

I took Latin in high school too! Three years. :)

I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see how the Lord will use you and to hear all about your trip. Bless you for being faithful to His call!

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

Very exciting. Cannot wait to read more

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I LOVE when God is up to something, and we get to go along for the ride!

Be brave :)

Holly said...

Praying for you, Melissa!

Our very good friends were missionaries in Peru for about three years. You can see their blog here: http://hferguson10.blogspot.com/

Perhaps you will be in their area and can meet some of the missionaries still there!


Leah said...

So excited to hear what God does in and through you because of your obedience in this area. I'll be praying, too! =)

~ Leah

Unknown said...

Be prepared - lots of God-stops coming your way! Can't wait to read all about it.


morninglight mama said...

What an amazing opportunity!! Best to you--

His Girl said...

so amazing.

I can't even wait to see what God does with this!!!